Zitat des Tages von Mark Twain:
If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled.
I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.
Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
When in doubt tell the truth.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us - dreamers and indolent... It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich - these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.
It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
All generalizations are false, including this one.
The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.