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.
Some suggestions for you :
Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
We had mighty good weather as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all — that night, nor the next, nor the next.
Stay away from people who belittle your ambition, small people do that, but great people make you like to be great!
The full moon was riding high in the cloudless heavens, now. We sauntered carelessly and unthinkingly to the edge of the lofty battlements of the citadel, and looked down — a vision! And such a vision! Athens by moonlight! The prophet that thought the splendors of the New Jerusalem were revealed to him, surely saw this instead!
It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
I find that the further I go back, the better things were, whether they happened or not.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February.
I was in a fair way to win, now, for it was a dazzling opportunity for an Arab. He pondered a moment, and would have done it, I think, but his mother arrived, then, and interfered. Her tears moved me—I never can look upon the tears of woman with indifference—and I said I would give her a hundred to jump off, too.