Samuel Langhorne Clemens Quotes

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Persons who think there is no such thing as luckgood or badare entitled to their opinion, although I think they ought to be shot for it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

We are always anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

None but the dead have free speech.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

God's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I started out alone to seek adventures. You don't really have to seek themthat is nothing but a phrasethey come to you.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers;

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Try as you may, you don't get down as you would from a horse, you get down as you would from a house afire. You make a spectacle of yourself every time.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I have no race 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.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

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