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We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks, if we agree with him. Mark Twain

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

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

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Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. Mark Twain

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If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

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If you have nothing to say, say nothing. Mark Twain

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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain

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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain

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Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

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If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear. Mark Twain

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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain

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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

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I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places. Mark Twain

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

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The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them. Mark Twain

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It is easier to stay out than get out. Mark Twain

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Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain

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Be virtuous and you will be eccentric. Mark Twain

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Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain

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

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There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity's mind and were willing to reveal it. Mark Twain

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A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants. Mark Twain

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Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. Mark Twain

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I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it. Mark Twain

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Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size. Mark Twain

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure. Mark Twain

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We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it's what he descends to that shames the human race. Mark Twain

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Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living. Mark Twain

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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. Mark Twain

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Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment. Mark Twain

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Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. 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. Mark Twain

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Virtue has never been as respectable as money. Mark Twain

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A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. Mark Twain

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When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. Mark Twain

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I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t. Mark Twain

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Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired. Mark Twain

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There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. Mark Twain

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Intellectual work is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward. Mark Twain

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A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law. Mark Twain

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There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can. 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. Mark Twain

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Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. Mark Twain

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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain

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A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. Mark Twain

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Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Mark Twain

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Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul. Mark Twain

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In Boston they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In Philadelphia, Who were his parents? Mark Twain