| The fact that man knows right from wrong proves
his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he
can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
- What Is Man?
We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.
- "A Double-Barrelled Detective Story"
What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right
and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
...wrong cannot exist until the Moral Sense brings it into being.
- "That Day in Eden," Europe and Elsewhere
Portrait of Clemens by Robertus Love, 1902
courtesy of Dave Thomson.
Written on the back of the original photo:
"Property of Robertus Love
426 Central Park West
Photo at P-D off
May 29, 1902"
Photograph taken in office of St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
May 29, 1902, the day Mark Twain went to
Hannibal for the last time.