Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn't let on.
("The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
More Quotes from Mark Twain:You can't reason with the heart it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.
I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more, merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction, and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is wages earned, whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God, and not by your own effort, transfers the distinction to our heavenly home where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction, but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.
All that I care to know is that a man is a human being that is enough for me he can't be any worse.
If they had not landed there would be some reason for celebrating the fact.
He gossips habitually he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
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Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do.
Marilyn vos Savant
Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.