When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

It is your human environment that makes climate

Mark Twain
I was in one of the most grand attitudes I ever struck, with my arm stretched up pointing to the sun. It was a noble effect. You could see the shudder sweep the mass like a wave.
Mark Twain

I'm glad I did it, partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again.

Mark Twain
in order to make a man or boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
Mark Twain

The business aspects of the Fourth of July is not perfect as it stands. See what it costs us every year with loss of life, the crippling of thousands with its fireworks, and the burning down of property. It is not only sacred to patriotism and universal freedom, but to the surgeon, the undertaker, the insurance offices - and they are working it for all it is worth.

Mark Twain
Greece is a bleak, unsmiling desert, without agriculture, manufactures or commerce, apparently. What supports its poverty-stricken people or its Government, is a mystery.
Mark Twain

I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.

Mark Twain
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Mark Twain

Optimist: day-dreamer in his small clothes.

Mark Twain
Too bad that youth is wasted on the young.