“There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.” — Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898
“We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.” — Mark Twain, Does the Race of Man Love a Lord?
“I think there is much need of wise examination into what sorts of lies are best and wholesomest to be indulged, seeing we must all lie and we do all lie.” — Mark Twain, On the Decay of the Art of Lying
“The late Bill Nye once said ‘I have been told that Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.’” — Mark Twain, Mark Twain’s Notebook
“Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” — Mark Twain, Mark Twain’s Notebook
“Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.” — Mark Twain, Mark Twain’s Notebook
“Herodotus says, ‘Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects’.” — Mark Twain, A Horse’s Tale