“Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.
“Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
“There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
“We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
“I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
“Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.
“There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
“Behold, the fool saith, Put not all thine eggs in the one basket, -- which is but a manner of saying, Scatter your money and your attention, but the wise man saith, Put all your eggs in the one basket and -- watch that basket.
“Everything has its limit--iron ore cannot be educated into gold. - 1906
United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
“The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness.
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