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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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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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The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
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The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
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The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.
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The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
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There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
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There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
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Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
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