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    There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: humorous 
     
    Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: education 
     
    Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: live 
     
    Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
    — Mark Twain
    Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: secret  food  fight  success 
     
    Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  cat  god 
     
    I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
    — Mark Twain
    There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
    — Mark Twain
    The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: dog  hope 
     
    Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  world  giving 
     
    The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: lies  bible  morals  poetry  wealth 
     
    Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
    — Mark Twain
    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.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: anger 
     
    Adam was but human-this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: mistakes 
     
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people  experience 
     
    The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: laughter  human  race 
     
    It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: world  morals  courage 
     
    When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: mystery 
     
    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
    tags: live 
     
    The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: children  child 
     
    Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: dog 
     
    To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: joy  value 
     
    Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: animals  men  pain  pleasure 
     
    I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!
    — Mark Twain
    Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: emotion 
     
    I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: travel  people  hate 
     
    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
    — Mark Twain
    Youth, large, lusty, loving- Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination
    — Mark Twain
    tags: youth  grace  age 
     
    You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: focus  eyes  imagination 
     
    Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: work  body 
     
    Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: work 
     
    Why shoudn't truth be stranger than fiction Fiction, after all, has to stick to the possibilities.
    — Mark Twain
    Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his atlantic with his verb in his mouth.
    — Mark Twain
    When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.
    — Mark Twain
    When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  people  heart  respect 
     
    When in doubt, tell the truth.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: truth  doubt 
     
    When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
    — Mark Twain
    When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: children  people  sad  child 
     
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  boys  father 
     
    When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
    — Mark Twain
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    mark twain
    Birth    : November 30, 1835
    Death  : April 21, 1910
    Occupation  : Author