Mark Twain

Mark Twain

American author
30 November 1835 — 21 April 1910

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When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

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The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Quitting smoking is easy. I`ve done it a thousand times.

What a wee little part of a person`s life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.

The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter - it`s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see.

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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people`s habits.

When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.

Man was made at the end of the week`s work, when God was tired.

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.


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