The funniest things are the forbidden.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

What do you think of the human mind? I mean, in case you think there is a human mind.

Mark Twain
Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions are all based upon that large defect in your race - the individual's distrust of his neighbor, and his desire, for safety's or comfort's sake, to stand well in his neighbor's eye. These institutions will always remain, and always flourish, and always oppress you, affront you, and degrade you, because you will always be and remain slaves of minorities. There was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions.
Mark Twain

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

Mark Twain
When a man arrives at great prosperity God did it: when he falls into disaster he did it himself.
Mark Twain

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Mark Twain
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know. Mark Twai
Mark Twain

We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened - Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; I judged it would have took too long to make so many. Jim said the moon could a laid them; well that looked kind of reasonable, so I didn't say nothing against it, because I've seen a frog lay most as many, so of course It could be done.

Mark Twain
We can't always have the beautiful aspect of things. Let us make the most of our sights that are beautiful and let the others go
Mark Twain

Adam was the author of sin, and I wish he had taken out an international copyright on it.

Mark Twain
The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.