Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
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.
Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.
I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.
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