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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.
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Mark Twain, quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read, 1940
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
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Mark Twain, Speech in New York, Nov. 20, 1900
It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
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Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
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Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
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Mark Twain, The Gorky Incident
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
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Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, chapter 10 (1916)
I asked tom if countries always apologize when they had done wrong, and he says, 'Yes, the little one does.'
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Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad, 1894
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
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Mark Twain, Wearing White Clothes speech, 1907
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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Mark Twain, What Is Man? (1906)

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