Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid; the vast limits of their knowledge.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid; the vast limits of their kn.. Mark Twain

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Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought.

It had borne the burden, it had earned the honor.

People always more and more foolish, unless they take care to grow wiser and wiser.

The nomadic instinct is a human instinct.

In his day news could not travel fast, and hence he could easily find a jury of honest, intelligent men who had not heard of the case they were called to try—but in our day of telegraphs and newspapers his plan compels us to swear in juries composed of fools and rascals, because the system rigidly excludes honest men and men of brains.

A devil will come, or maybe two or three, but you can't see 'em, you can only hear something like the wind, or maybe hear 'em talk; and when they're.

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.

The expeditions were often out of meat, and scant of clothes, but they always had the furniture and other requisites for the mass; they were always prepared, as one of the quaint chroniclers of the time phrased it, to 'explain hell to the savages.

You know my present way of life. Can you suggest any additions to it, in the way of crime, that will reasonably insure my going to some other place.

Man - a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse.

We are strange beings, we seem to go free, but we go in chains -- chains of training, custom, convention, association, environment -- in a word, Circumstance -- and against these bonds the strongest of us struggle in vain.

In Honolulu, I saw cats, individual cats, groups of cats, platoons of cats, companies of cats, regiments of cats, armies of cats, multitudes of cats, millions of cats, and all of them sleek, fat, lazy and sound asleep.

Morals are an acquirement, like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis, no man is born with them.