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

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.


The lack of money is the root of all evil.


Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.


By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.


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


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


Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.


It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.


Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.


The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.


Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.


I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.


Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.


To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.


I make it a rule never to smoke while I'm sleeping.


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.


The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.


The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.


Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.


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