+ 408 A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. Mark Twain

+ 332 Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

+ 323 Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

+ 300 The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. Mark Twain

+ 315 Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. Mark Twain

+ 325 You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

+ 420 If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the worlds list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality? Mark Twain (Concerning The Jews, Harpers Magazine, 1899 see The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, Doubleday [1963] pg. 249)

+ 318 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

+ 294 Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. Mark Twain

+ 311 If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

+ 304 A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies. Mark Twain

+ 137 The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

+ 134 The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

+ 65 The lack of money is the root of all evil. Mark Twain