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184 9
If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

169 9
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain

130 7
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

129 7
If you have nothing to say, say nothing. Mark Twain

113 6
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

97 5
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear. Mark Twain

130 8
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

82 4
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

64 3
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain

115 8
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain

96 6
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places. Mark Twain

75 4
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

71 4
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

18 0
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

85 6
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

84 6
Be virtuous and you will be eccentric. Mark Twain

45 2
We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks, if we agree with him. Mark Twain

117 11
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them. Mark Twain

32 1
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. Mark Twain

65 4
It is easier to stay out than get out. Mark Twain

72 5
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain

68 5
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. Mark Twain

59 4
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water. Mark Twain

86 8
A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants. Mark Twain

71 6
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