Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
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 can live for two months on a good compliment.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Source: Following the Equator, 1897
Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apples for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.
Source: Pudd’nhead Wilson
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
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