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Quotations by author » Mark Twain
American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910
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A man with a hump-backed uncle mustn't make fun of another man's cross-eyed aunt
Family
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation
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A man's first duty is to his own conscience and honor; the party and country come second to that, and never first
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A man's house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential -- there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost. It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.
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A man's private thought can never be a lie; what he thinks, is to him the truth, always
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A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all.
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A most moving and pulse-stirring honor - the heartfelt grope of the hand, and the welcome that does not descend from the pale, gray matter of the brain but rushes up with the red blood of the heart
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A mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's grief and everybody's joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
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A nation is only an individual multiplied
Society
A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is, but to make people mad enough to do something about it.
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A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
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A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words... the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
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A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them
Libraries
A railroad is like a lie you have to keep building it to make it stand.
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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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A scientist will never show any kindness for a theory which he did not start himself.
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A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it is going to be found out
Sin
A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.
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A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity
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A street in Constantinople is a picture which one ought to see once not oftener.
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