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    When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: chance  people 
     
    What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, what counts is the size of the fight in the dog.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: fight  dog 
     
    What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
    — Mark Twain
    We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: experience  cat  wisdom 
     
    We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: death  world  human  gratitude 
     
    We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  world  read 
     
    We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: sky 
     
    We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: human  liberty 
     
    We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  personal  gift 
     
    We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: live 
     
    We all have thoughts that would shame the devil.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: thoughts  devil  shame 
     
    Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: hurt  water 
     
    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: prayer 
     
    Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: truth  fiction 
     
    Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: education  college 
     
    Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  night 
     
    To cease smoking is the easiset thing I ever did. I ought to know, I've done it a thousand times.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time 
     
    To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler--and less trouble.
    — Mark Twain
    Time cools, time clarifies no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time 
     
    Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: live  die 
     
    Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  truth  fiction 
     
    Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: respect  law 
     
    There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.
    — Mark Twain
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: facts 
     
    There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people 
     
    There is no such thing as the Queen's English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares
    — Mark Twain
    tags: gone 
     
    There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate when he can't afford it, and when he can. - from Following the Equator
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time 
     
    There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race and finish the farce.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  human  race 
     
    There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
    — Mark Twain
    There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: health  people  gone 
     
    The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: loneliness 
     
    The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men 
     
    The trouble isn't that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: right 
     
    The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: secret  humour  joy  sorrow 
     
    The rule is perfect in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: rules  opinion 
     
    The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: right 
     
    The report of my death was an exaggeration.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: death 
     
    The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: friends  right  wrong 
     
    The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
    — Mark Twain
    The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men 
     
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