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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

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

Heaven Quotes, by Mark Twain

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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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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Illusion Quotes, by Mark Twain

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You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Imagination Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It is wiser to find out than to suppose

Intelligence 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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A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them

Libraries 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.

Logic Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right

Maxim Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Man was made at the end of the week's work, when God was tired

Men and women Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mind Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Necessity is the mother of "taking chances"

Necessity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Optimist: Day-dreamer more elegantly spelled

Optimism Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

People 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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Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead

Pity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess

Praise Quotes, by Mark Twain

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