Mark Twain

Mark Twain Quotes

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Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.

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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.

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But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

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Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.

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Better a broken promise than none at all.

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

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Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

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Words are only painted fire

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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

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Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

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Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

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Buy land, they're not making it anymore.

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A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

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George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

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Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

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Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

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Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

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Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

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Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed 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.

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Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

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Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.

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Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

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God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.

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Golf is a good walk spoiled.

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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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Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

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Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

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All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

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Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

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Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

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Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

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As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.

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