Thoughts for the Month
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was one of the greatest Americans. He was an author and humorist who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This month we share some of his wisdom.
✯ Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes time, and it annoys the pig.
✯ Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
✯ Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
✯ It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
✯ Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
✯ Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
✯ A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
✯ Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?
✯ Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
✯ Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
✯ We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks—if we agree with him.
✯ 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.