Mark Twain Quotes

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We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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Fleas can be taught nearly anything a congressman can.
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Man is the only animal that blushes - - Or needs to.
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
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Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure.
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To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler - - And less trouble.
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It could probably be show by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress.
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The billiard table is better than the doctor.
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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
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Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
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Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
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A man is accepted into church for what he believes - - And turned out for what he knows.
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If you take a dog which is starving and feed him and make him prosperous, that dog will not bite you. This is the primary difference between a dog and a man.
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Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
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Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
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Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
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His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
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I must have a prodigious quantity of mind it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.
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I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
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We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened.
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There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race and finish the farce.
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Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money.
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Some people get an eduction without going to college the rest get it after they get out.
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Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
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Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
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All say, How hard it is that we have to die - - A strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to bring the news to you.
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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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How come we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
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I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
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