Mark Twain

Mark Twain

American author
30 November 1835 — 21 April 1910

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

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.


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