It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
I have criticized absent people so often, and then discovered, to my humiliation, that I was talking with their relatives, that I have grown superstitious about that sort of thing and dropped it.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Source: Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar, 1894
Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
If men bore children, there would only be one born in each family.
More than one cigar at a time is excessive smoking.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Source: Notebooks (1935)
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.
A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.
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