Mark Twain

Mark Twain

American author
30 November 1835 — 21 April 1910

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

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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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It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

"Classic." A book which people praise and don`t read.

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

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.

I have found out that there ain`t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

You can`t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.


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