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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.
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Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
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Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by man, but coaxed downstairs, a step at a time.
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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
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I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.
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I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
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I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell-you see, I have friends in both places.
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I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
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I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
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I have spent most of my life worrying about things that have never happened
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I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
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I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.
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I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
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I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have got so much more of it.
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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
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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 a man.
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