The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from The Adventures of 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
    “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”
  4. #4
    “Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain’t that a big enough majority in any town?”
  5. #5
    “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?”
  6. #6
    “Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time you’s gwyne to git well agin.”
  7. #7
    “Stars and shadows ain’t good to see by.”
  8. #8
    “I couldn’t bear to think about it; and yet, somehow, I couldn’t think about nothing else.”
  1. #9
    “I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.”
  2. #10
    “You can’t pray a lie – I found that out.”
  3. #11
    “The average man don’t like trouble and danger.”
  4. #12
    “He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather.”
  5. #13
    “I don’t want no better book than what your face is.”
  6. #14
    “All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”
  7. #15
    “All right then, I’ll go to hell”
  8. #16
    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. #17
    “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. #18
    “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. #19
    “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. #20
    “Now we’ll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood.”
  5. #21
    “That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.”
  6. #22
    “Look here, if you’re telling the truth you needn’t be afraid--nobody’ll hurt you.”
  7. #23
    “It’s the little things that smooths people’s roads the most.”
  8. #24
    “A person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway.”
  9. #25
    “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.”