Mark Twain

Mark Twain

American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Lived from: 1835-1910

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Mark Twain

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    Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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    refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.
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    A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.
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    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
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    Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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    Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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    I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
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    It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
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    It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.
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    A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
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    A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
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    A crank is someone with a new idea - until it catches on.
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    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
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    A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.
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