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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
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I have spent most of my life worrying about things that have never happened
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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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I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.
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I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
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I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have got so much more of it.
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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
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If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
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In his private heart no man respects himself.
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In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
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In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
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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 could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
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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 is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
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It is easier to stay out than get out.
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