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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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A man who carries a cat by the tail is getting experience that will always be helpful. He isn't likely to grow dim or doubtful. Chances are, he isn't likely to carry the cat that way again, either. But if he wants to, I say let him!

Cats Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Civilization Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Cowardice Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy--give one and take ten.

Diplomacy Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Familiarity breeds contempt--and children.

Familiarity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are people who exaggerate so much that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Lying Quotes, by Mark Twain

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When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.

Anger Quotes, by Mark Twain

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We do no benevolences whose first benefit is not for ourselves

Benevolence 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

Courage Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it

Frankness Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

Weather 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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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

Wit Quotes, by Mark Twain

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When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Deceit Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Books Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.

Accidents Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I'm glad I did it, partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again

Achievement Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.

Example Quotes, by Mark Twain

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He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue

Gossip Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.

Justification Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

Cats Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.

Sarcasm Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Smile Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Birth Quotes, by Mark Twain

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When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.

Anger Quotes, by Mark Twain

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