In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.