Mark Twain Quotes

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We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
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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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The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
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Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.
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I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved it.
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Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
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Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.
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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.
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There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
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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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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Time cools, time clarifies no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
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I am an old man and have a great many troubles, But most of them never happened.
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When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
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It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
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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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Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
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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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I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
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Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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We all have thoughts that would shame the devil.
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If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - - A christian.
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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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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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Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish.
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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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This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty - Four.
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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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He was a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
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The billiard table is better than the doctor.
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Familiarity breeds contempt - And children.
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I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
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