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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
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In his private heart no man respects himself.
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In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
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In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
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In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
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It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
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It is easier to stay out than get out.
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It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
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It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
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Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
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Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
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Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind.
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Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible.
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Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
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My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
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