Mark Twain Quotes

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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
Mark Twain
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
Mark Twain
Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Mark Twain
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We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Mark Twain
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Mark Twain
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
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Carlyle said, A lie cannot live; it shows he did not know how to tell them.
Mark Twain
Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
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It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
Mark Twain
I did it partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again.
Mark Twain
The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Mark Twain
The billiard table is better than the doctor.
Mark Twain
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Mark Twain
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Mark Twain
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain
I am an old man and have a great many troubles, But most of them never happened.
Mark Twain
It is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Mark Twain
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
Mark Twain
So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.
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There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
Mark Twain
If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill always came together, who would escape hanging?
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We all have thoughts that would shame the devil.
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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
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Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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If we had less statemanship we could get along with fewer battleships.
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Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.
Mark Twain
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
Mark Twain
Man will do many things to get himself loved he will do all things to get himself envied.
Mark Twain
Behold, the fool saith, Put not all thine eggs in the one basket, - - which is but a manner of saying, Scatter your money and your attention, but the wise man saith, Put all your eggs in the one basket and - - watch that basket.
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The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
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There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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