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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

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine--everybody drinks water.

Books Quotes, by Mark Twain

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A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Books and reading Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by Mark Twain

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If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.

Compliment Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.

Compliment Quotes, by Mark Twain

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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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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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