Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mark Twain Quotes

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
Source: Quotations Page

Book Choice: How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (Dodo Press)

1 comment:

Indeterminacy said...

Thanks for sharing Mark Twain posts today. I probably read more of the classic American authors, especially Mark Twain, than most people today would. Somehow, living outside of America, this became my way to keep in touch with,protect, and/or celebrate my American identity.