By Nicholas Klacsanzky Hi everyone! To me, he is one of the most significant figures in American literature—great not only as a writer, but also as a person and a thinker.
Quotes[ edit ] I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever. I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county.
I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog. He was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth.
He could not even lie. John Paul Cited by: Quoted in Mark Twain's Letters, volume ii, p.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience — critics. Arranged with CommentVol. Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough. Formerly, if you killed a man, it was possible that you were insane—but now, if you, having friends and money, kill a man, it is evidence that you are a lunatic.
Is not this insanity plea becoming rather common? Is it not so common that the reader confidently expects to see it offered in every criminal case that comes before the courts? It has defended official criminals, on party pretexts, until it has created a United States Senate whose members are incapable of determining what crime against law and the dignity of their own body is—they are so morally blind—and it has made light of dishonesty till we have as a result a Congress which contracts to work for a certain sum and then deliberately steals additional wages out of the public pocket and is pained and surprised that anybody should worry about a little thing like that.
Benjamin Franklin did a great many notable things for his country, and made her young name to be honored in many lands as the mother of such a son.
It is not the idea of this memoir to ignore that or cover it up. No; the simple idea of it is to snub those pretentious maxims of his, which he worked up with a great show of originality out of truisms that had become wearisome platitudes as early as the dispersion from Babel.
This poor little one-horse town. A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother. Letter to Annie Moffett Webster September 1, The funniest things are the forbidden. We haven't all had the good fortune to be ladies; we haven't all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
Answering a toast, "To the Babies," at a banquet in honor of General U. Grant November 14, The Writings of Mark Twain, Vol. Charles Dudley Warner, p.
That is a simple rule, and easy to remember. When I, a thoughtful and unblessed Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane; not in all things, but in religious matters.
When a thoughtful and unblessed Mohammedan examines the Westminster Catechism, he knows that beyond any question I am spiritually insane.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. A Biographyp. Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.🔥Citing and more! Add citations directly into your paper, Check for unintentional plagiarism and check for writing mistakes.
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