Mark Twain Quotes

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
Mark Twain

Mark twain - kindness is the language which the deaf can hear...
In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
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It is noble to teach oneself, it is still nobler to teach others.
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

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
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Mark twain - i thoroughly disapprove of duels. if a man should...
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
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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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The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
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Mark twain - i was born modest. not all over, but in spots....
It is easier to stay out than get out.
Mark Twain
I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.
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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
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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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In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
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It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
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We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
Mark Twain
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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Few sinners are saved after the fiirst twenty minutes of a sermon.
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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Mark Twain
God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.
Mark Twain
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Mark Twain
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain
A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Mark Twain
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain
It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others - - And less trouble. - Speech, 1906.
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Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
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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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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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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.
Mark Twain
Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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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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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved it.
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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.
Mark Twain