Quotes By Mark Twain

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”

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“Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.”

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“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

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“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”

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“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

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“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

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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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“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

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“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

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“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

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“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”

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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

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“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

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“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

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“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

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“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

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“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”

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