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“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
Mark Twain
“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well".

From: "More Maxims of Mark”
Mark Twain
“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
Mark Twain
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Mark Twain
“Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.”
Mark Twain
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain
“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
Mark Twain
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
Mark Twain
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
Mark Twain
“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
“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
Mark Twain
“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain
“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
Mark Twain
“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
Mark Twain
“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
Mark Twain
“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
Mark Twain
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
Mark Twain
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile.”
Mark Twain
“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
Mark Twain
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
Mark Twain
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“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
Mark Twain
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”
Mark Twain
“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”
Mark Twain
“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
Mark Twain
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
Mark Twain

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