Mark Twain Quotes

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.
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Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
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The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.
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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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He was a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
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When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
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Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time.
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At the beginning of a great national change, the patriot is a scarce man: scorned, ridiculed and forgotten. When his cause succeeds, however, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
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Few sinners are saved after the fiirst twenty minutes of a sermon.
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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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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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Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
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The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
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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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It is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
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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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Drag your thoughts away from your troubles.. by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
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Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
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Be good and you will be lonesome.
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The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
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Cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education.
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Golf is a good walk spoiled.
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It is easier to stay out than get out.
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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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The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
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On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all - - The soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.
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Familiarity breeds contempt - And children.
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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - And stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove - Lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove - Lid again - And that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
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Fleas can be taught nearly anything a congressman can.
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There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
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Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898.
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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.
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A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
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I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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