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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
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Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
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Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.
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Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.
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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
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Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
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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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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
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Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
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George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
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Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
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Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
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