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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
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It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
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Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
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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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Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
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Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
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Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind.
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Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible.
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Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
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My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
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Never learn to do anything: if you don't learn, you'll always find someone else to do it for you.
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
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New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.
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Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
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Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
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Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
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The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
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The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
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The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
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