Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Fun Mark Twain Quotes-He's the best!

We are all erring creatures, and mainly idiots, but God made us so and it is dangerous to criticise.
- Letter to the President of Western Union, New York, 1902

...among human beings jealousy ranks distinctly as a weakness; a trademark of small minds; a property of all small minds, yet a property which even the smallest is ashamed of; and when accused of its possession will lyingly deny it and resent the accusation as an insult.
- Letters from the Earth

The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted.
- Mark Twain's Notebook

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
- Following the Equator, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

I really like this one-very pertinent to our times.

An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
- "Glances at History," 1906

1 comment:

tonia/sparrow said...

I really like Mark Twain's stuff, too. I saw a book of his quotes in the Common Reader catalogue; looks fun!