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

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.


Golf is a good walk spoiled.


It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.


Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.


God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.


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


As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.


Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.


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


It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.


Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.


There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.


Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.


Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.


When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.


George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.


Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.


I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.


Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.


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