Mark Twain Quotes

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 […]

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

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

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.

There is no such thing as “the Queen’s English.” The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!

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.

Men think they think upon the great political questions, and they do; but they think with their party, not independently; they read its literature, but not that of the other side.