Mark Twain

Mark Twain

American author
30 November 1835 — 21 April 1910

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I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born.

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To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.


Make it a point to do something every day that you don`t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors.

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

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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.


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