To be great, truly great, you have to be the kind of person who makes the others around you great.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

But in this country we have one great privilege which they don't have in other countries. When a thing gets to be absolutely unbearable the people can rise up and throw it off. That's the finest asset we've got - the ballot box.

Mark Twain
What a man wants with religion in these breadless times, surpasses my comprehension.
Mark Twain

We have to keep our God placated with prayer, and even then we are never sure of him-how much higher and finer is the Indian's God...Our illogical God is all-powerful in name, but impotent in fact; the Great Spirit is not all-powerful, but does the very best he can for his injun and does it free of charge

Mark Twain
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs one step at a time.
Mark Twain

Simplified spelling is all right, but, like chastity, you can carry it too far.

Mark Twain
How often we recall with regret that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor and missed him and killed a publisher. But we remember with charity that his intentions were good.
Mark Twain

It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.

Mark Twain
It were not best that we should all think alike.
Mark Twain

In love, you pay as you leave.

Mark Twain
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.