The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.
An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.
Intellectual ‘work’ is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.
The rain is famous for falling on the just and unjust alike, but if I had the management of such affairs I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust out doors I would drown him.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it aint so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.
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 am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
God: The most popular scapegoat for our sins.
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.