quarta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2014

Frases de Mark Twain

Twain em 1907, Foto (c) Underwood & Underwood, sob Licença Creative Commons. 
Encontrei estas frases e a foto inicialmente aqui.

"When angry, count four; when very angry, swear."
- in The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

"Familiarity breeds contempt—and children."
- in Mark Twain's Notebook, 1835

"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed."
- in Extracts From Adam's Diary, 1906

"'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read."
- in Following the Equator, 1897

"Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well."
- in Mark Twain's Notebook, 1835

"Golf is a good walk spoiled."
- in Greatly Exaggerated: The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain, ed. Alex Ayres, 1988

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society."
- in Mark Twain's Notebook, 1835

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
- Editorial in the Hartford Courant, Aug. 24, 1897

"Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet."
- in Mark Twain's Notebook, 1835

"Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God."
- in Europe and Elsewhere, 1923

"A gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years."
- in A Tramp Abroad, 1880

"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
- in The Mysterious Stranger, 1908

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