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There is no such thing as material covetousness. All covetousness is spiritual. ...Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.


Mark Twain

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I do not like work even when someone else does it.
MARK TWAIN
All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. ...
MARK TWAIN
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Traini...
MARK TWAIN
It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedo...
MARK TWAIN
Youth is wonderful. It's a shame to waste it on the young.
MARK TWAIN
There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not...
MARK TWAIN
You are a coward when you even seem to have backed down from a thing you openly set out to do
MARK TWAIN
I asked Tom if countries always apologized when they had done wrong, and he says - "Yes; the little ...
MARK TWAIN
It isn't so astonishing the number of things that I can remember, as the number of things that I can...
MARK TWAIN
Epitaphs are cheap, and they do a poor chap a world of good after he is dead, especially if he had h...
MARK TWAIN
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it
MARK TWAIN
In all my travels the thing that has impressed me the most is the universal brotherhood of man what ...
MARK TWAIN
I am glad the old masters are all dead, and I only wish they had died sooner.
MARK TWAIN
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in
MARK TWAIN
I have traveled more than any one else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with a...
MARK TWAIN
Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and c...
MARK TWAIN
Familiarity breeds contempt - and children
MARK TWAIN