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“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
“Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d druther not.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
tags: health
“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“Experience is an author’s most valuable asset; experience is the thing that puts the muscle and the breath and the warm blood into the book he writes.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“What a hell of a heaven it will be when they get all these hypocrites assembled there!”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
tags: heaven
“Two things which are the peculiar domain of the heart, not the mind—politics and religion. He doesn’t want to know the other side. He wants arguments and statistics for his own side, and nothing more.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“The mere knowledge of a fact is pale; but when you come to realize your fact, it takes on color. It is all the difference between hearing of a man being stabbed to the heart, and seeing it done.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“Who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it?”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
tags: angels, god
“The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“A hypocritical businessman, whose fortune had been the misfortune of many others, told Mark Twain piously, “Before I die I intend to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I want to climb to the top of Mount Sinai and read the Ten Commandments aloud.”
“I have a better idea,” suggested Twain. “Why don’t you stay right at home in Boston and keep them?”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
“We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. My habits protect my life but they would assassinate you.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
tags: vices
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations
“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations
“Classic.” A book which people praise and don’t read.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations
“Each of us knows it all, and knows he knows it all—the rest, to a man, are fools and eluded. One man knows there is a hell, the next one knows there isn’t; one man knows monarchy is best, the next one knows it isn’t; one man knows high tariff is right, the next man knows it isn’t; one man knows there are witches, the next one knows there aren’t; one sect knows its religion is the only true one, there are sixty-four thousand five hundred million sects that know it isn’t so.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

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