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Quotes[ edit ] I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever. I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county. I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog. He was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth.
He could not even lie. John Paul Cited by: Quoted in Mark Twain's Letters, volume ii, p. Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience — critics. Arranged with CommentVol. Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
Formerly, if you killed a man, it was possible that you were insane—but now, if you, having friends and money, kill a man, it is evidence that you are a lunatic. Is not this insanity plea becoming rather common? Is it not so common that the reader confidently expects to see it offered in every criminal case that comes before the courts?
It has defended official criminals, on party pretexts, until it has created a United States Senate whose members are incapable of determining what crime against law and the dignity of their own body is—they are so morally blind—and it has made light of dishonesty till we have as a result a Congress which contracts to work for a certain sum and then deliberately steals additional wages out of the public pocket and is pained and surprised that anybody should worry about a little thing like that.
Benjamin Franklin did a great many notable things for his country, and made her young name to be honored in many lands as the mother of such a son. It is not the idea of this memoir to ignore that or cover it up.
No; the simple idea of it is to snub those pretentious maxims of his, which he worked up with a great show of originality out of truisms that had become wearisome platitudes as early as the dispersion from Babel. This poor little one-horse town. A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother. Letter to Annie Moffett Webster September 1, The funniest things are the forbidden.
We haven't all had the good fortune to be ladies; we haven't all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
Answering a toast, "To the Babies," at a banquet in honor of General U. Grant November 14, The Writings of Mark Twain, Vol. Charles Dudley Warner, p.
That is a simple rule, and easy to remember. When I, a thoughtful and unblessed Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane; not in all things, but in religious matters.
When a thoughtful and unblessed Mohammedan examines the Westminster Catechism, he knows that beyond any question I am spiritually insane. Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
A Biographyp. Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. Mark Twain Speakinged. 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?
The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, p. Albert Bigelow Paine, pp. Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will. This quote is engraved on Twain's bust in the National Hall of Fame. He [George Washington Cable] has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it.THOMAS J.
STEELE, S.J. And there was at least one which would have ﬂ atly contradicted the set purpose of the projected essay: An Egg today is better than a Hen tomorrow.
The value of an egg that you get today is higher than a hen that you may or may not get in the future. It is better to be content with what we get today and plan our life accordingly than to live on dreams that may not come true tomorrow.
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15 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. 16 NEW BROOMS SWEEP CLEAN. 17 THE WISER HEAD GIVES IN. 30 BETTER AN EGG TODAY THAN A HEN TOMORROW. 31 IF THE SKY FALLS, WE SHALL CATCH LARKS.
32 PRAISE DAY AT NIGHT, AND LIFE AT THE END. Essay about English 1. Conflict of conscience can be just as difficult as conflict between people. Ashwin Raman @AshwinRaman_.
A look at shot contribution and ball retention for La Liga forwards so far this season. I should stop being surprised by Messi smashing every stat around. Proverbs are popularly defined as short expressions of popular wisdom.
Efforts to improve on the popular definition have not led to a more precise definition. The wisdom is in the form of a general observation about the world or a bit of advice, sometimes more nearly an attitude toward a situation.
It’s better an egg today than a hen tomorrow, and taking care of the situation while you’re still able to would be much easier than the struggle it would cause otherwise. However, being brought up in a catholic home, the option to take care of things early on with an abortion was out of the question.