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Mark Twain | Lars Toomre

Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Mark Twain

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Do The Thing You Fear Most

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Good Protections Against Temptation

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

People Who Buy Ink By Barrel

Brunette Playmate Jaclyn Swedberg displays her considerable cleavage in a blue dress

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Loyalty To A Petrified Opinion

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

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Day You Find Out Why Born

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.

From Advice to Youth (1835 - 1910)

Been Complimented Many Times

Brunette Brazilian model Natalia Andrade poses in a Rittrati black bikini

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

I Did Not Attend The Funeral

I did not attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Do Not Part With Your Illusions

Brunette American actress Alison Brie smiles

Do not part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Kind Of Person That Keeps A Parrot

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Anyone Who Keeps Learning Stays Young

Brunette Mexican actress Galilea Montijo

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Teach Anybody How To Get What They Want Out Of Life

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Keep Away From People Who Try To Belittle Your Ambitions

Brunette beauty Jamie Edmondson was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 2010

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.

From Advice to Youth (1835 - 1910)

When Imagination Not In Focus

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

From "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Foreigners Always Spell Better Than They Pronounce

Brunette Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima wears grey dress with slit to hip

They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Truth Is Not Hard To Kill

Blonde American actress Jessica Biel poses wearing a light blue top

The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.

From Advice to Youth (1835 - 1910)

Human Pride Is Not Worthwhile

Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Even Angels Speak English With An Accent

Brunette American actress and film producer Jennifer Garner

I have traveled more than anyone else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with an accent.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Always Do Right

Blonde Slovak model Adriana Cernanova poses wearing a solid blue swimsuit

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Wholesale Returns Of Conjecture

Brunette Jaime Edmonston was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 2010

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Man Who Does Not Read Good Books

Brunette Italian model Elisa Provaso

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)