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"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain


"Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so." Mark Twain


"Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre." Mark Twain "In India, 'cold weather' is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy." Mark Twain


"The exercise of an extraordinary gift is the supremest pleasure in life." Mark Twain


"The government is merely a servant - merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them." Mark Twain


"After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her." Mark Twain


~Terrific Mark Twain Quote About The Good Life~
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." Mark Twain


"The nation is divided, half patriots and half traitors, and no man can tell which from which." Mark Twain


"Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may." Mark Twain


"The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself." Mark Twain


"All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten." Mark Twain


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


"In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing." Mark Twain


"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." Mark Twain


"A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation." Mark Twain


"Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done." Mark Twain


"A historian who would convey the truth must lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it." Mark Twain


~Super Wonderful Mark Twain quote~
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain


"What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great." Mark Twain


"We adore titles and heredities in our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic privilege." Mark Twain


"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." Mark Twain


"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." Mark Twain


"Many public-school children seem to know only two dates-1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule they don't know what happened on either occasion." Mark Twain


"I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice." Mark Twain


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"The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people." Mark Twain


"Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it." Mark Twain


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