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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    A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.
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    Everything you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
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    A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
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    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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    Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
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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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    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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    Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
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    Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
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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 classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
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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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