You see, I have friends in both places.
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.
At noon I observed a bevy of nude young native women bathing in the sea, and I went and sat down on there clothes to keep them from being stolen.
Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Tom found himself writing "BECKY" in the sand with his big toe; he scratched it out, and was angry with himself for his weakness. But he wrote it again, nevertheless; he could not help it.
The window went up, a maid-servant's discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr's remains!
In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
They told me the first mourner to come was the dog. He came uninvited, and stood up on his hind legs and rested his fore paws upon the trestle, and took a last long look at the face that was so dear to him, then went his way as silently as he had come. HE KNOWS.
What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.
Quitting smoking is easy Ive done it hundreds of times.
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
After much reflection—suppose it was a lie? What then? Was it such a great matter? Aren't we always acting lies? Then why not tell them?
He was endowed with a stupidity which by the least little stretch would go around the globe four times and tie.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.
It was with much satisfaction that I recognized the wisdom of having told this candid gentleman, in the beginning, that my name was Smith.
Her religion made her inwardly content and joyous; and.
A sound heart is a surer guide than an ill-trained conscience.