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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
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Mark Twain
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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Mark Twain
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
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Mark Twain
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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Mark Twain
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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Mark Twain
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?"
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
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Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", Chapter 2
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
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Mark Twain, "The Lowest Animal"
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
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Mark Twain, (attributed)
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
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Mark Twain, A Connecticult Yankee in King Arthur's Court
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
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Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
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Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, vol. 2, 1879
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
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Mark Twain, Advice to Youth
A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
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Mark Twain, Following the Equator
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
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Mark Twain, Following the Equator
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
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Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
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