Some Maxims Of Mark Twain


Mark Twain’s Notebook

“You can straighten a worm, but the crook is in him and only waiting.”

More Maxims of Mark

“All say, ‘How hard it is that we have to die’—a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.”

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson

“Susy died at the right time, the fortunate time of life, the happy age—twenty-four years. At twentyfour, such a girl has seen the hest of life—life as a happy dream. After that age the risks begin; responsibility comes, and with it the cares, the sorrows, and the inevitable tragedy.”

Mark Twain’s Autobiography

“ADAM [at Eve’s grave]: Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.”

Eve’s Diary