Tag Archive: Mark Twain


Daily Quote 6.21.15

Mark Twain

 

 

 

” When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.31.15

Mark Twain

 

 

 

” In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 2.26.15

Mark Twain

 

 

 

” My kind of loyalty was to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.7.14

Mark Twain

 

 

” I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Heartland Institute

 

 

Mark Twain The Only Difference Taxman Taxidermist

 

 

 

 

“The only difference between the taxman and the taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”

Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 1.16.14

Mark Twain

 

 

” Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 10.21.13

Mark Twain

 

 

” There is no native criminal class except Congress.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 9.10.13

Mark Twain

 

 

” My kind of loyalty was to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein

 

 

” Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today:”

 

    Watch the video , wherein Senators Feinstein , Leahy and Durbin amply demonstrate the “reverence” that the leaders of the democratic party reserve for our most sacred legal document .

  Your rights are what we say they are … unless by some chance the courts rebuke us, but the burden of proof lies with you “the citizens” to prove us wrong .

   That is exactly backwards . There was a time when congress was made up of such men that the constitutionality of any new law was well and truly debated BEFORE it became law and it wasn’t left to the citizenry to try and keep their rights from being usurped every time congress was in session .

Mark Twain said it best : “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session.”

 

 

 

The Federalist Papers

 

Ask These People How That Worked Out For Them .

 

15 Ultra-Successful People Who Never Graduated From College [SLIDESHOW]

 

Inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison holds nearly 1,100 U.S. patents to his name. He invented the stock ticker, recorded music and motion pictures. Oh yeah, and the light bulb. Edison had very little formal schooling; most of what he learned as a child he attributed to his mother.

 

” If you are a college dropout, if you never went, of if you are thinking about not going, take heart! This great country was practically built by people like you.

Here are 16 people who never graduated from college who did pretty well for themselves, thank you very much. “

Mark Twain on the Anti-Smoking Police

(and Busybodies In General )

 

 

” Today’s Wall Street Journal reprinted a delightful five-paragraph excerpt from a 1893 essay by Mark Twain titled “The Moral Statistician.”  It is worth a few minutes of attention because it illustrates how far we’ve traveled from the days when politically incorrect truths could be voiced without fear of condemnation and censorship by the mainstream media.”

 

   To those of you who , like us , bemoan the endless parade of PC drivel coming from the ” powers that be ” whether leftist do-gooders or the official authorities in DC and the statehouses , it may bring some small measure of comfort to know that this nanny tendency predates us . Leave it to Mark Twain to set the Bloombergs of the world in their place . 

 

 

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

” I don’t want any of your statistics; I took your whole batch and lit my pipe with it.

I hate your kind of people. You are always ciphering out how much a man’s health is injured, and how much his intellect is impaired, and how many pitiful dollars and cents he wastes in the course of ninety-two years’ indulgence in the fatal practice of smoking; and in the equally fatal practice of drinking coffee; and in playing billiards occasionally; and in taking a glass of wine at dinner, etc. etc. And you are always figuring out how many women have been burned to death because of the dangerous fashion of wearing expansive hoops, etc. etc. You never see more than one side of the question.

It won’t do for you to say that you can use it to better purpose in furnishing a good table, and in charities, and in supporting tract societies, because you know yourself that you people who have no petty vices are never known to give away a cent, and that you stint yourselves so in the matter of food that you are always feeble and hungry. . . . “

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Mark Twain:

  “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years”

Quote of the Day

Mark Twain :

 

   “Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let man label you as they may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country- hold up your head! You have nothing to be ashamed of.”

Quote of the Day

” No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. “

Mark Twain