Mark Twain


A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

'Classic' is a book which people praise and don't read.

You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.


Mark Twain