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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 comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.

Boys Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.

Politics / government 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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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

General sayings Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Majority Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself.

Reform Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It is easier to stay out than get out.

Temptation Quotes, by Mark Twain

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In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in Fench; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.

Travel Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Dreams Quotes, by Mark Twain

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If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

Learning Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Absence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied

Caring Quotes, by Mark Twain

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If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

Cats Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it

Citizenship Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy

Diplomacy Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you

Enemies Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Love is when two people know everything about eachother and are still friends.

Friendship Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

Hell Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Hunger is the handmaid of genius

Hunger 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

Pessimism 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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I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.

Safety Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It's easy to quit smoking. I've done it hundreds of times.

Smoking 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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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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