Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion are adversaries, some are insane.
Source: Mark Twain Lecture on Christian Science (1899)
You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
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