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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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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Ambition Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Authority Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Babies Quotes, by Mark Twain

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My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.

Books Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Confidence Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

Courage Quotes, by Mark Twain

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On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.

Dance Quotes, by Mark Twain

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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Dogs Quotes, by Mark Twain

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An ecstasy is a thing that will not go into words; it feels like music.

Ecstacy Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

Emotion` Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.

Envy Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.

Familiarity Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Fiction Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Focus Quotes, by Mark Twain

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It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Golf Quotes, by Mark Twain

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To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times.

Health Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Heaven Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

History Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.

Humor 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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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Intellect Quotes, by Mark Twain

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

Kings Quotes, by Mark Twain

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All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised.

Kings Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.

Learning Quotes, by Mark Twain

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Be good and you will be lonely.

Lonliness Quotes, by Mark Twain

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