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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel." (1835 – 1910)

Quotes

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
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A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
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All generalizations are false, including this one.
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All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
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Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
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Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
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Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
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Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
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It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
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It is easier to stay out than get out.
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It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
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It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
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Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
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Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
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Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
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Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
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Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
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Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
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Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
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Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
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To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
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Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
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We have the best government that money can buy.
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