Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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We were perfectly willing to go in there and rest, but it could not be done. It was only another delusion—a painting by some ingenious artist with little charity in his heart for tired folk.

Great books are weighted and measured by their style and matter, and not the trimmings and shadings of their grammar.

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

They were nothing but ravens—I knew that—what they thought of me could be a matter of no consequence—and yet when even a raven shouts after you, "What a hat!" "Oh, pull down your vest!" and that sort of thing, it hurts you and humiliates you, and there is no getting around it with fine reasoning and pretty arguments.

If the writer doesn't sweat, the reader will.

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

There was a freshness and breeziness, too, and an exhilarating sense of emancipation from all sorts of cares and responsibilities, that almost made us feel that the years we had spent in the close, hot city, toiling and slaving, had been wasted and thrown away.

Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove!

There isn't anything you can't stand, if you are only born and bred to it.

I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.

The proverb says that Providence protects children and idiots. This is really true. I know because I have tested it.