Mark Twain Quotes

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In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
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If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill always came together, who would escape hanging?
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I have spent most of my time worrying about thigs that have never happened.
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In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
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An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good - Natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
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Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.
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It is easier to stay out than get out.
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Familiarity breeds contempt - And children.
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Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
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Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
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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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Few sinners are saved after the fiirst twenty minutes of a sermon.
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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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Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
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A man with a new idea is a crank - - Until the idea succeeds.
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Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish.
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Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
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There are times when one would like to end the whole human race, and finish the farce.
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When in doubt, tell the truth.
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The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
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Everything has its limit - - Iron ore cannot be educated into gold. - 1906.
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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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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.
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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.
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When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence - - And then success is sure.
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In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.
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Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
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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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Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.
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Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of.
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