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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
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Mark Twain
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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Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
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We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
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When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
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When in doubt, tell the truth.
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When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
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When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.
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Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
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I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
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Mark Twain, "Is Shakespeare Dead?"
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