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

Ignorance Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I have no race prejudice. I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed, I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being -- that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.

Irony Quotes, by Mark Twain

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True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god

Irreverence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense

Irreverence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it

Judgement Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read

Kindness Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Knowledge Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Laughter Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

Law and lawyers Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right

Optimism Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The man who is a pessimist before forty-eight knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little

Optimism Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Patriotism Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

Pessimism Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

Quarrels Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain

Religion 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 a lightning bug.

Right Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Rules Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination

Sanity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Satisfaction Quotes, by Mark Twain

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Success Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.

Superstition Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I deal with temptation by yielding to it

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

Death Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Age Quotes, by Mark Twain

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