Mark Twain Quotes
Born: November 30, 1835
Died: April 21, 1910
Faith is believing things you know aint true
When congress is in session no American is safe.
Always obey your parents. When they are present. This is the best policy in the long run. Because if you don't, they will make you. Most parents think they know better than you do, and you can generally make more by humoring that superstition than you can by acting on your own better judgment.
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To gnaw on is human, towards digest, divine.
The observance of Thanksgiving Day-as a function-has become general of late years. The Thankfulness is not so general. This is natural. Two-thirds of the nation have always had hard luck and a hard time during the year, and this has a calming effect upon their enthusiasm.
It is a shameful thing to insult a child.
The most successful people are those who do all year long what they would otherwise do on their summer vacation.
If I can capture truth in its simplest form, beauty will follow like a sledgehammer.
A 'classic' is a book that everybody praises but nobody has read
Travel is fatal to bigotry.
Does the human being reason? No, he thinks, muses, reflects, but does not reason...that is, in the two things which are the peculiar domain of the heart, not the mind, politics and religion. He doesn't want to know the other side. He wants arguments and statistics for his own side, and nothing more.
Your road is everything that a road ought to be...and yet you will not stay in it half a mile, for the reason that little, seductive, mysterious roads are always branching out from it on either hand, and as these curve sharply also and hide what is beyond, you cannot resist the temptation to desert your own chosen path and explore them.
Ignorance is not, not knowing something. It is knowing what isn't so.
Our lives, our liberty, and our property are never in greater danger than when Congress is in session.
You cannot have a theory without principles. Principles is another name for prejudices.
Tight pants are just uncomfortable.
Twenty-four years ago I was strangely handsome, in San Francisco in the rainy season I was often mistaken for fair weather.
Most of the things I worried about in life never happened.
God cures and the doctor sends the bill.