Samuel Langhorne Clemens Quotes

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

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and...Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Definition of a classic something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

As I slowly grow wise I briskly grow cautious.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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