“ There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages. ”
Source: Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.
We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.
Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.