The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo.
Irrevence is another person's disrespect to your god; there isn't any word that tells what your disrespect to his god is.
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
All gentle cant and philosophizing to the contrary notwithstanding, no people in this world ever did achieve their freedom by goody-goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable law that all revolutions that will succeed, must begin in blood.
They did not know it was impossible so they did it
If I cannot smoke in heaven, then I shall not go.
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
A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was gitting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful.
I am losing enough sleep to supply a worn-out army.
The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. Mark T
Even popularity can be overdone. In Rome, along at first, you are full of regrets that Michelangelo died; but by and by, you only regret that you didn't see him do it.
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
A pessimist is a well-informed optimist.
Inherited ideas are a curious thing, and interesting to observe and examine.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
I was armed to the teeth with a pitiful little Smith & Wesson's seven-shooter, which carried a ball like a homopathic pill, and it took the whole seven to make a dose for an adult. But I thought it was grand. It appeared to me to be a dangerous weapon. It had only one fault - you could not hit anyth
Geological time is not money.
I bring you this stately matron named Christendom, returning bedraggled, besmirched, and dishonored from pirate raids in Kiao-Chow, Manchuria, South Africa, and the Phillipines, with her soul full of meanness, her pocket full of boodle, and her mouth full of pious hypocrisies. Give her soap and a to
We have to be despised by somebody whom we regard as above us, or we are not happy; we have to have somebody to worship and envy,or we cannot be content. In America we manifest this in all the ancient and customary ways. In public we scoff at titles and hereditary privilege, but privately we hanker
Write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for.
Man is a marvelous curiosity...he thinks he is the Creator's pet...he even believes the Creator loves him; has passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks he listens. Isn't it a quaint idea.
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any. Mark Twai
After a few months' acquaintance with European 'coffee' one's mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with it's clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed.
Perhaps it will be simplest to throw away the tags and generalize India with one all-comprehensive name, as the Land of Wonders.
Dying man couldn't make up his mind which place to go to-both have their advantages, heaven for the climate, hell for the company!
The two Testaments are interesting, each in its own way. The Old one gives us a picture of these people's Deity as he was before he got religion, the other one gives us a picture of him as he appeared afterward.
Tough times teach trust.