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    The billiard table is better than the doctor.
    — Mark Twain
    Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  believe  wishes 
     
    I have spent most of my time worrying about thigs that have never happened.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time 
     
    Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: health  die  reading  book 
     
    It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others--and less trouble. - speech, 1906
    — Mark Twain
    tags: oneself  speech 
     
    Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: chance  mother 
     
    The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
    — Mark Twain
    The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
    — Mark Twain
    I never let schooling interfere with my education.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: education 
     
    Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: fame 
     
    If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be--a christian.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: christian  christ 
     
    Do something every day that you don't want to do this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: pain  rules 
     
    Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people  ambition 
     
    My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: mother 
     
    Cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: education  college 
     
    Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
    — Mark Twain
    Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  men 
     
    There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: young 
     
    An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: enemies  men  friends  enemy 
     
    Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time 
     
    The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: prejudice 
     
    The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible.
    — Mark Twain
    Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress but I repeat myself.
    — Mark Twain
    Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: real 
     
    It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to bring the news to you.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: enemies  friends  hurt  enemy 
     
    Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
    — Mark Twain
    I was born modest. Not all over, but in spots.
    — Mark Twain
    Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: humor  spirit 
     
    Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: facts 
     
    When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: angel 
     
    He would come in and say he changed his mind -- which was a gilded figure of speech, because he didn't have any.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: speech  mind 
     
    Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people 
     
    A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: people  praise  book  read 
     
    Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time  water  school 
     
    A house without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat, may be a perfect house, perhaps, but how can it prove its title --from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
    — Mark Twain
    tags: tragedy  cat 
     
    Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: time 
     
    A man with a new idea is a crank -- until the idea succeeds.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: men  ideas 
     
    A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: rain 
     
    Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
    — Mark Twain
    tags: music 
     
    Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898
    — Mark Twain
    tags: education 
     
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