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.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
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 don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
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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