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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 cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Approval Quotes, by Mark Twain

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A man cannot be uncomfortable without his own approval

Approval Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.

Cats Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.

Chicago Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Circumstance - which moves by laws of its own, regardless of parties and policies, and whose decrees are final and must be obeyed by all - and will be

Circumstances Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I think a compliment ought always to precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception

Compliments Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The man that sets out to carry a cat by it's tail learns something that will always be useful and which will never grow dim or doubtful.

Consequences Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

Country 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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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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Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more restful

Diligence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice

Discrimination 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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It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare

Ethics Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Etiquette requires us to admire the human race

Etiquette Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Etiquette tip: More people will get out of your way if you say "I'm gonna puke!" than if you say "Excuse me".

Etiquette Quotes, by Mark Twain

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While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.

Evolution Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Example Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.

Exercise Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Sacred cows make the best hamburger

Food Quotes, by Mark Twain

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God, grant me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference

Fortune 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.

Funerals 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

Funny 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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Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth.

Government Quotes, by Mark Twain

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