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Quotations by author » Mark Twain
American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910
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An experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar
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An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere
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An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war
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An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect
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An occultation of Venus is not half so difficult as an eclipse of the Sun, but because it comes seldom the world thinks it's a grand thing
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And so I am become a knight of the Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows!
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Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
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Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born /a hundred million years /and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
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Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary
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Any mummery will cure if the patient's faith is strong in it.
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Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
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Anybody can write the first line of a poem, but is a very difficult task to make the second line rhyme with the first
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Anybody can write the first line of a poem, but is a very difficult task to make the second line rhyme with the first
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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
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Arguments have no chance against petrified training; they wear it as little as the waves wear a cliff.
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As a rule we develop a borrowed European idea forward, and. . . Europe develops a borrowed American idea backwards.
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As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!
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As to the Adjective; when in doubt, strike it out
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At bottom he [Carlyle] was probably fond of them [the Americans], but he was always able to conceal it.
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At fifty a man can be an ass without being an optimist but not an optimist without being an ass
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