Archive for the ‘Mark Twain’ Category

a good man in the worst sense of the word

August 29, 2009

a good man in the worst sense of the word

Mark Twain

i.e. a man who does the ‘right’ thing for the wrong reasons – for appearance’s sake.

The Arrogance of Youth

August 17, 2009

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 by how much he’d learned in seven years.

Mark Twain (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)