Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark T

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more restful.

Mark Twain
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Mark Twain

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain
Ours is the "land of the free"-nobody denies that-nobody challenges it. (Maybe it is because we won't let other people testify.)
Mark Twain

A railroad is like a lie you have to keep building it to make it stand.

Mark Twain
A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy height of a grass blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said, "Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children's alone," and she took wing and went off to see about it -- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was credulous about conflagrations, and he had practised upon its simplicity more than once.
Mark Twain

It is strange the way the ignorant and inexperienced so often and so undeservedly succeed when the informed and the experienced fail.

Mark Twain
All right, then, I'll go to hell.
Mark Twain

I have no liking for novels or stories - none in the world; and so, whenever I read one - which is not oftener than once in two years, and even in these same cases I seldom read beyond the middle of the book - my distaste for the vehicle always taints my judgment of the literature itself, as a matter of course; and also of course makes my verdict valuless. Are you saying "You have written stories yourself." Quite true: but the fact that an Indian likes to scalp people is no evidence that he likes to be scalped.

Mark Twain
We are all beggars, each in his own way.