Posts Tagged ‘Mark Twain’

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 24, 2017

Mark Twain, on the good life

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Quote of the day, July 31

July 31, 2017

Mark Twain, on the truth

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

Quote of the day, July 7

July 7, 2017

Louis D. Rubin Jr., on Southern literature

“Only in the Confederate South was the industrialization of America arrested, by the military and economic defeat of the War, and communities like Mark Twain’s Hannibal allowed to exist for another half-century. Not until the 20th century did the South feel importantly the effects of the industrialization that was changing the face of American life. Then it too produced distinguished writers whose art mirrored the transition of one kind of life to another.”

Quote of the day, June 18

June 19, 2017

Mark Twain, on freedom 

“It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.”

Quote of the day, May 19

May 19, 2017

Mark Twain, on the two most important days of our lives

“The two most important days in your life are when you are born and the day you find out why.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 22

February 22, 2016

Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Quote of the day, July 26

July 26, 2015

Mark Twain

“To be good is noble; to teach others how to be good is nobler, and no trouble.”

Quote of the day, March 24

March 24, 2015

Mark Twain, on invention

“Name the greatest of all the inventors: Accident.”

Quote of the day, March 19

March 20, 2015

Mark Twain, from Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894)

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

Quote of the day, July 9

July 9, 2014

Mark Twain, on the truth

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”