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Mark Twain
November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.


The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.


Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.


I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.


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


Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.


Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.


When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.


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


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.


I never let schooling interfere with my education.


We have the best government that money can buy.


Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to.


It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.


Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.


Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.


It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.


The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.


Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.


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


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