people quote people free resource of famous quoting - great phrases for simply ideas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
browsing by author   
 
browsing alphabetically   
 
 

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Englan Mark Twain on New


Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Li Mark Twain


When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.

Mark Twain


San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Mark Twain


You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.

Mark Twain


"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Mark Twain


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Mark Twain


The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Mark Twain


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Mark Twain


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Mark Twain


An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Mark Twain


It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Mark Twain


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Twain Mark


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Twain Mark


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Twain Mark


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Twain Mark


Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Twain Mark


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Twain Mark


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Twain Mark


Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational.

Twain Mark


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Twain Mark


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Twain Mark


Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Twain Mark


Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Twain Mark


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Twain Mark


October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Twain Mark


The superfluous is very necessary.

Twain Mark


No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Twain Mark


In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Twain Mark


By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Twain Mark


When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Twain Mark


The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Twain Mark


There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Twain Mark


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Twain Mark


Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Twain Mark


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Twain Mark


"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Twain Mark


The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Twain Mark


Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Twain Mark


Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Twain Mark


Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Twain Mark


Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Twain Mark


They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Twain Mark


"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.

Twain Mark


Never laugh at live dragons.

Twain Mark


The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Twain Mark


He jests at scars who never felt a wound.

Twain Mark


It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Twain Mark


When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Twain Mark


All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.

Twain Mark


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Twain Mark


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Twain Mark


I've got a very bad feeling about this.

Twain Mark


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Twain Mark


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Twain Mark


Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Twain Mark


If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Twain Mark


My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Twain Mark


There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Twain Mark


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Twain Mark


When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Twain Mark


Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Twain Mark


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Twain Mark


Art is anything you can get away with.

Twain Mark


I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Twain Mark


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Twain Mark


Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Twain Mark


If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when the're reading to themselves.

Twain Mark


Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Twain Mark


Too much is just enough.

Twain Mark


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Twain Mark


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Twain Mark


Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Twain Mark


In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Twain Mark


One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Twain Mark


Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Twain Mark


Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Twain Mark


We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Twain Mark


The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Twain Mark


I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.

Twain Mark


If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Twain Mark


It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Twain Mark


I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me that I may s

Twain Mark


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Twain Mark


All phone calls are obscene.

Twain Mark


Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.

Twain Mark


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Twain Mark


Faith is under the left nipple.

Twain Mark


Yawd [noun, Bostonese]: the campus of Have Id.

Twain Mark


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Twain Mark


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Twain Mark


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Twain Mark


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Twain Mark


The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Twain Mark


Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Twain Mark





Random Quote


The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity. To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.
Nietzsche

deep thoughts of brillyant genius of human history
Mark Twain
 
 
 
    about this website