“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
“Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.
“We all have thoughts that would shame the devil.
“Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.
“There is no such thing as the Queen's English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares
“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
“Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it--and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again--and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
“I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
“The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
“You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.
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