Mark Twain Quotes

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

To lead a life of undiscovered sin! That is true joy.

Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it is going to be found out.

I think that England sinned when she got herself into a war in South Africa which she could have avoided, just as we have sinned in getting into a similar war in the Philippines. Mr. Churchill by his father is an Englishman; by his mother he is an American; no doubt a blend that makes […]

The pause-that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence, which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.

He was a sinking ship with no cargo to throw overboard.

There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.

Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity – these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. They hide nothing. They are not ashamed.

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.