Mark Twain Quotes

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Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

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

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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

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

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

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Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

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Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

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My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

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In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

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

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