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

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.


It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.


Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.


One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.


My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.


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


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


Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.


I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.


Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.


Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.


Necessity is the mother of taking chances.


'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.


The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.


Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.


When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.


A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.


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