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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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Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.

Prosperity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular is providence.

Providence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.

Prudence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Reform Quotes, by Mark Twain

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But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Mark Twain

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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.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Eternal rest sounds comforting in the pulpit; well, you try it once, and see how heavy time will hang on your hands.

Rest Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Rights Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Speech Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Sports Quotes, by Mark Twain

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.

Success Quotes, by Mark Twain

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What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.

Tax Quotes, by Mark Twain

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To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler--and less trouble.

Teaching 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.

Training Quotes, by Mark Twain

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If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Truth Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.

Truth Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

Truth Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Truth Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by 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 were made or just happened.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I never let schooling interfere with my education.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.

Vulgarity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.

Weather Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I do not like work even when someone else does it.

Work Quotes, by Mark Twain

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