Mark Twain Quotes

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The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
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Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty - One, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
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Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898.
Mark Twain

I can live two months on a good compliment.
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The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
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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
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
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After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
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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 get the news to you.
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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
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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.
Mark Twain
There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.
Mark Twain
When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
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Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - Either by themselves or by others.
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
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Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
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The billiard table is better than the doctor.
Mark Twain
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.
Mark Twain
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
Mark Twain
I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percieving humor.
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Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
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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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Time cools, time clarifies no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
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Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
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When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
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Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure.
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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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Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.
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There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
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