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  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    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

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    Mark Twain
    “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
    Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    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

  • #9
    Mark Twain
    “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
    Mark Twain

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
    Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”
    Mark Twain

  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
    Mark Twain

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
    Mark Twain

  • #15
    Pablo
    “No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
    1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
    2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
    3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
    4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
    5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
    6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
    7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
    8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
    9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
    10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
    11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
    12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
    13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
    14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
    15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
    16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
    17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
    18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
    19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
    20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
    21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
    22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
    23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
    24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
    25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
    26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
    27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
    28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
    29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
    30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
    31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
    32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
    33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
    34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
    35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
    36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
    37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
    38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
    40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
    41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
    42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
    43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
    44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
    45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President”
    Pablo

  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”
    Mark Twain

  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
    Mark Twain

  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”
    Mark Twain

  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”
    Mark Twain

  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
    Mark Twain

  • #21
    Mark Twain
    “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
    Mark Twain

  • #22
    Mark Twain
    “If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #23
    Mark Twain
    “I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.”
    Mark Twain
    tags: lies

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.”
    Mark Twain

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”
    Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

  • #26
    Mark Twain
    “It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
    Mark Twain

  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”
    Mark Twain

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be—a Christian.”
    Mark Twain, Notebook

  • #30
    Mark Twain
    “It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”
    Mark Twain



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