The human race was always interesting and we know by its past that it will always continue so, monotonously.
The joy of killing! the joy of seeing killing done - these are traits of the human race at large.
Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion
Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. Mark T
Some authorities hold that the young ought not to lie at all. That, of course, is putting it rather stronger than necessary; still, while I cannot go quite so far as that, I do maintain, and I believe I am right, that the young ought to be temperate in the use of this great art until practice and ex
It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
Everybody's private motto: It's better to be popular than right.
It used to take me all vacation to grow a new hide in place of the one they flogged off me during school term.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there.
The longing of my heart is a fairy portrait of myself: I want to be pretty; I want to eliminate facts and fill up the gap with charms.
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
Our lives, our liberty, and our property are never in greater danger than when Congress is in session.
All human rules are more or less idiotic.
Let your joy be unconfined!
Every inventor is a crackpot until his idea succeeds.
This is the fairest picture on our planet, the most enchanting to look upon, the most satisfying to the eye and spirit. To see the sun sink down, drowned in his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the soli
They say that you can't live by bread alone, but I can live on compliments.
Great enterprises usually promise vastly more than they perform.
There is only one expert who is qualified to examine the souls and the life of a people and make a valuable report - the native novelist. ... And when a thousand able novels have been written, there you have the soul of the people; and not anywhere else can these be had.
The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
If there is one thing that is really cheerful in the world, it is cheerfulness. I have noticed it often. And I have noticed that when a man is right down cheerful, he is seldom unhappy for the time being. Such is the nature of man.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
I was educated once - it took me years to get over it.
There are three kinds of liars: liars, damned liars, and statisticians
I never did a thing in all my life, virtuous or otherwise that I didn't repent of within twenty-four hours.
As a rule we develop a borrowed European idea forward, and ... Europe develops a borrowed American idea backwards.