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326 Famous Quotes by Mark Twain
11/30/1835 - 4/21/1910
Also Known As:  
Samuel Clemens     Samuel Langhorne Clemens     Twain Mark
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About Mark Twain

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Conformity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.

Conformity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.

Conversation Quotes, by Mark Twain

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My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.

Country Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It is curious-curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare. -Mark Twain.

Courage Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.

Courage Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

Creativity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.

Criticism Quotes, by Mark Twain

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When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.

Cruelty Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Custom Quotes, by 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.

Death Quotes, by Mark Twain

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We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.

Death Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Death / immortality Quotes, by 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.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Difference Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship. -Mark Twain.

Education Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Education Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.

Enjoyment Quotes, by Mark Twain

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A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Experience Quotes, by Mark Twain

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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Experience Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Facts Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Familiarity breeds contempt--and children.

Familiarity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.

Flattery Quotes, by Mark Twain

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