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Huckleberry Finn Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Huckleberry Finn
  1. #1
    “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”
  2. #2
    “Jim said that bees won’t sting idiots, but I didn’t believe that, because I tried them lots of times myself and they wouldn’t sting me.”
  3. #3
    “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?”
  4. #4
    “Stars and shadows ain’t good to see by.”
  5. #5
    “Huckleberry was cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town because he was idle, and lawless, and vulgar, and bad - and because all their children admired him so, and delighted in his forbidden society, and wished they dared to be like him.”
  6. #6
    “Well, everybody does it that way, Huck.”
    “Tom, I am not everybody.”
  1. #7
    “I couldn’t bear to think about it; and yet, somehow, I couldn’t think about nothing else.”
  2. #8
    “You can’t pray a lie – I found that out.”
  3. #9
    “I don’t want no better book than what your face is.”
  4. #10
    “All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”
  5. #11
    “All right then, I’ll go to hell”
  6. #12
    Tom told me what his plan was, and I see in a minute it was worth fifteen of mine for style, and would make Jim just as free a man as mine would, and maybe get us all killed besides. So I was satisfied, and said we would waltz in on it.
  1. #13
    “I was mighty down-hearted; so I made up my mind I wouldn’t ever go anear that house again, because I reckoned I was to blame, somehow.”
  2. #14
    “I knowed very well why [the words] wouldn’t come. It was because my heart warn’t right; it was because I warn’t square; it was because I was playing double. I was letting on to give up sin, but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of all.”
  3. #15
    “That’s just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don’t want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain’t no disgrace. That was my fix exactly.”
  4. #16
    “That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.”
  5. #17
    “Look here, if you’re telling the truth you needn’t be afraid--nobody’ll hurt you.”
  6. #18
    “It’s the little things that smooths people’s roads the most.”
  7. #19
    “A person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway.”
  8. #20
    “There warn’t anybody at the church, except maybe a hog or two, for there warn’t any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon floor in summer-time because it’s cool. If you notice, most folks don’t go to church only when they’ve got to: but a hog is different.”