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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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We do no benevolences whose first benefit is not for ourselves

Benevolence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Do your duty today and repent tomorrow

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

Books Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Needs Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Write without pay until somebody offers to pay

Writing Quotes, by Mark Twain

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We [Americans] are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.

America and americans Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.

America and americans Quotes, by Mark Twain

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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 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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