Mark Twain Quotes

Mark twain - it takes your enemy and your friend, working...
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
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Mark twain - work is a necessary evil to be avoided....
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
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Mark twain - i never could tell a lie that anybody would...

The holy passion of Friendship is of 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
Cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education.
Mark Twain
I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.
Mark Twain
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - - A christian.
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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898.
Mark Twain
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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The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish.
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Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.
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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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Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
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The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
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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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What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, what counts is the size of the fight in the dog.
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Man is the only animal that blushes - - Or needs to.
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I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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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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I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment - - But if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. A Tramp Abroad, 1880.
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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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When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty - One, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
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Man will do many things to get himself loved he will do all things to get himself envied.
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
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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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You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
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If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - A Christian.
Mark Twain
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
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I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
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Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain