Mark Twain

Mark Twain

American author
30 November 1835 — 21 April 1910

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Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.

Some people get an education without going to college; the rest get it after they get out.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Be good and you will be lonely.

If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian.

We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. My habits protect my life, but they would assassinate you.

If you build a person without any bones in him he may look fair enough to the eye, but he will be limber and cannot stand up; and I consider that evidence is the bones of an opinion.

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them.

The easy confidence with which I know another man`s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn`t know.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

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