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For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

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I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

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Beggars should be no choosers.

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If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

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If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

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And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

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Most general statements are false, including this one.

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To do two things at once is to do neither.

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You or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

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Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

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Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

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"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Mark Twain


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

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In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

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I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

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The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

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If you want divine justice, die.

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The man who runs may fight again.

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Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

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Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

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The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

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God is Dead.

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For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

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I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

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Were there no women, men might live like gods.

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The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

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You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

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I hate quotations.

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The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

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After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

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Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

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The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

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The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

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Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

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Life is one long struggle in the dark.

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Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

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A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

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Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

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Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

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When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

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I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

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Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

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Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

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Events are not affected, they develop.

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Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

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Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

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Nothing succeeds like excess.

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Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

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The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

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One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

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Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

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"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

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Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

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A rolling stone gathers no moss.

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There's no justice in this world.

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If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

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It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

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"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

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[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

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With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

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What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

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By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

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Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

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We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

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There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

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Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

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"No job too big; no fee too big!"

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If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

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Think sideways!

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God help those who do not help themselves.

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Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

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One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

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My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

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"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

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Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

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Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

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Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

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[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

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I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

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"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

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Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

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What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

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XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

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When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

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Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

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He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

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As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

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Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

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With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

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It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

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Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

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You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

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Rotten wood cannot be carved.

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It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

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All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

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