I don’t know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
The teacher reminded us that Romes liberties were not auctioned off in a day, but were bought slowly, gradually, furtively, little by little; first with a little corn and oil for the exceedingly poor and wretched, later with corn and oil for voters who were not quite so poor, later still with corn and oil for pretty much every man that had a vote to sellexactly our own history over again.
The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
Man has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights…sexual intercourse!…His heaven is like himself: strange, interesting, astonishing, grotesque. I give you my word, it has not a single feature in it that he actually values.
When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man’s moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?
More quotes about Life
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.
It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
There’s a part of me I can’t get back. A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once, I’ll never be the same.
There’s a lot of people out there who go through hard times, and they feel alone. They feel like nobody is there. But I’m in the same boat.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.