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326 Famous Quotes by Mark Twain
11/30/1835 - 4/21/1910
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Samuel Clemens     Samuel Langhorne Clemens     Twain Mark
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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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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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Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Principles Quotes, by Mark Twain

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We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.

Principles Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Better a broken promise than none at all.

Promise Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Prophecy: Two bull's eyes out of a possible million

Prophecy 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 a little, by way of example

Religion Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

Right Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

Right Quotes, by Mark Twain

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I never let schooling interfere with my education.

School Quotes, by Mark Twain

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For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.

Self-interest Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Mothers of Teenagers Know Why Animals Eat Their Young

Teenage Quotes, by Mark Twain

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How empty is theory in the presence of fact

Theory 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.

Traditions Quotes, by Mark Twain

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There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it

Vanity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Chastity - you can carry it too far

Virtue Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Distance lends enchantment to the view

Vision Quotes, by Mark Twain

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