- I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.
- All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. -- Henry David Thoreau
Well, here's a bunch by Mark Twain, my hero. He was a man before his time. In fact, the Thoreau quote above would apply to Mark Twain, I believe. Here we go!
- Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
- Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
- Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
- But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
- Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
- Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
- Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
- Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
- Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.