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Nature makes the locust with an appetite for crops; man would have made him with an appetite for sand Mark Twain
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Only when a republic's life is in danger should a man uphold his government when it is wrong. There is no other time. Mark Twain
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God's great cosmic joke on the human race was requiring that men and women live together in marriage Mark Twain
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I've dealt with many crises in my life, but few will ever happen. Mark Twain
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What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. Mark Twain
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Humor is tragedy plus time. Mark Twain
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Names are not always what they seem. Mark Twain
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High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water. Mark Twain
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In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man Mark Twain
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The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it Mark Twain
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Unused talents gives you no advantage over someone who has no talent at all. Mark Twain
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I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened. Mark Twain
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The two Testaments are interesting, each in its own way. The Old one gives us a picture of these people's Deity as he was before he got religion, the other one gives us a picture of him as he appeared afterward. Mark Twain
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Custom is custom: it is built of brass, boiler-iron, granite; facts, reasonings, arguments have no more effect upon it than the idle winds have upon Gibraltar. Mark Twain
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When an honest writer discovers an imposition it is his simple duty to strip it bare and hurl it down from its place of honor, no matter who suffers by it; any other course would render him unworthy of the public confidence. Mark Twain
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Pessimist: The optimist who didn't arrive. Mark Twain
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Men think they think upon the great political questions, and they do; but they think with their party, not independently; they read its literature, but not that of the other side Mark Twain
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But we are all insane, anyway. Note the mountain-climbers. Mark Twain
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No one is sane, straight along, year in and year out, and we all know it. Our insanities are of varying sorts, and express themselves in varying forms-fortunately harmless forms as a rule. Mark Twain
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My advice to girls: first, don't smoke - to excess; second, don't drink - to excess; third, don't marry - to excess. Mark Twain
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Do your duty today and repent tomorrow. Mark Twain
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When your opinions start to coincide with those of the majority, it is time to reconsider your opinions. Mark Twain
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I was educated once - it took me years to get over it. Mark Twain
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Of all the creatures that were made, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood he is the only one-the solitary one-that possesses malice. That is the basest of all instincts, passions, vices-the most hateful. He is the only creature that has pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. Also-in all the list he is the only creature that has a nasty mind. Mark Twain
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All say, How hard it is that we have to die - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. Mark Twain
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New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Mark Twain
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Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made [man] is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. Mark Twain
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The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way. Mark Twain
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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. Mark Twain
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If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love. Mark Twain
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When a German dives into a sentence, you won't see him again until he emerges at the other end with the verb between his teeth. Mark Twain
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The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is really a large matter-it's the difference between the lightning-bug & the lightning. Mark Twain
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October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February. Mark Twain
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I asked Tom if countries always apologized when they had done wrong, and he says: 'Yes; the little ones does. Mark Twain
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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it-and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again-and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more. Mark Twain
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[To his wife Olivia, who had repeated his swearing:] You got the words right, Livy, but you don't know the tune. Mark Twain
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A lawyer one day spoke to him [Mark Twain] with his hands in his pockets. 'Is it not a curious sight to see a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets?' remarked the humorist in his quiet drawl. Mark Twain
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Lump the whole thing! say that the Creator made Italy from designs by Michel Angelo! Mark Twain
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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, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. Mark Twain
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Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him. Mark Twain
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It is not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that make horseraces. Mark Twain
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India has 2,000,000 gods, and worships them all. In religion other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire. Mark Twain
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Only kings, editors, and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial we. Mark Twain
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I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather. I don't know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather-clerk's factory... Mark Twain
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As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man... Mark Twain
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To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else - these are things that confer a pleasure compared with which other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other ecstacies cheap and trivial. Mark Twain
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An ethical man is a Christian holding four aces. Mark Twain
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He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be be under it, inspiring the cabbages. Mark Twain
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I find that the further I go back, the better things, whether they happened or not. Mark Twain
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I'm glad that the old masters are all dead, and I only wish they had died sooner. Mark Twain
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It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good - and less trouble! Mark Twain
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Most people are bothered by scripture they don't understand, but what bothers me are those I do understand. Mark Twain
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It was the schoolboy who said, Faith is believing what you know ain't so. Mark Twain
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Now, what I contend is that my body is my own, at least I have always so regarded it. If I do harm through my experimenting with it, it is I who suffer, not the state. Mark Twain
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The Pause; that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, however so felicitous, could accomplish it. Mark Twain
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The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit. Mark Twain
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Wit, by itself, is of little account. It becomes a moment only when grounded on wisdom. Mark Twain
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Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon. Mark Twain
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Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living. Mark Twain
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A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat. Mark Twain
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We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened. Mark Twain
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The writing begins when you"ve finished. Only then do you know what you're trying to say. Mark Twain
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In our day we don't allow a hundred and thirty years to elapse between glimpses of a marvel. If somebody should discover a creek in the county next to the one that the North Pole is in, Europe and America would start fifteen costly expeditions thither; one to explore the creek, and the other fourteen to hunt for each other. Mark Twain
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Be good and you'll be lonesome Mark Twain
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A man can seldom - very, very, seldom - fight a winning fight against his training: the odds are too heavy. Mark Twain
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God cures and the doctor sends the bill. Mark Twain
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Ignorance is not, not knowing something. It is knowing what isn't so. Mark Twain
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To gnaw on is human, towards digest, divine. Mark Twain
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If ever you've been down in the dumps, hear these iconic authors share with you more than their writing wisdom. Mark Twain
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Probably there is an imperceptible touch of something permanent that one feels instinctively to adhere to true humour, whereas wit may be the mere conversational shooting up of "smartness"-a bright feather, to be blown into space the second after it is launched...Wit seems to be counted a very poor relation to Humour....Humour is never artificial. Mark Twain
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