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    Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: joy  grief  value  care 
     
    Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people 
     
    Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people 
     
    God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board
    — Mark Twain
    tags: god  school 
     
    Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: right 
     
    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please
    — Mark Twain
    tags: facts 
     
    Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: wishes  facts 
     
    George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: youth  lies  boys 
     
    Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
    — Mark Twain
    Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: forgiveness 
     
    Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
    — Mark Twain
    Few sinners are saved after the fiirst twenty minutes of a sermon.
    — Mark Twain
    Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: children  child 
     
    Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: speech 
     
    Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: wise 
     
    Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: live  illusion  gone 
     
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: living  world  saying 
     
    Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: death  fear 
     
    Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: denial 
     
    Cold If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death
    — Mark Twain
    tags: death 
     
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  people  society  influence 
     
    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: civilization 
     
    Carlyle said, "A lie cannot live"; it shows he did not know how to tell them.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: lies 
     
    By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: adversity  learn 
     
    Be good and you will be lonesome.
    — Mark Twain
    At the beginning of a great national change, the patriot is a scarce man: scorned, ridiculed and forgotten. When his cause succeeds, however, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men 
     
    An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people 
     
    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people  right 
     
    All schools, all colleges have two great functions to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. - Notebook, 1908
    — Mark Twain
    tags: school  college 
     
    Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: laughter 
     
    Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principle one was that they escaped teething.
    — Mark Twain
    A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  wisdom 
     
    A man is accepted into church for what he believes--and turned out for what he knows.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  church 
     
    A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: desires  human 
     
    I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: facts  opinion 
     
    Fleas can be taught nearly anything a congressman can.
    — Mark Twain
    All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"--a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people  live 
     
    Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: liberty 
     
    Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: health  age  lost  broken  hope 
     
    There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  bad  morals 
     
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