Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.
Critics, like other people, see what they look for, not what is actually before them.
I am sure that if people had to choose between living where the noise of children never stopped and where it was never heard, all the good-natured and sound people would prefer the incessant noise to the incessant silence.
It isn't mere convention. Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones.
People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them
Mark Twain and I are in the same position. We have put things in such a way as to make people, who would otherwise hang us, believe that we are joking.
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
Two percent of the people think three percent of the people think they think and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.
The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honour, generosity and beauty.... Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.
The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.
People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.
People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.
This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Common people do not pray they only beg.
Most people do not pray; they only beg.
My specialty is being right when other people are wrong.
People always get tired of one another. I grow tired of myself whenever I am left alone for ten minutes, and I am certain that I am fonder of myself than anyone can be of another person.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
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