Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

A Quote by Mark Twain

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on forgiveness

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on answers

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I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.  I said I didn't know.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Life on the Mississippi

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A Quote by Mark Twain on moon

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

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Mr. Clemens & Mark Twain: A Biography

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A Quote by Mark Twain on books, life, self, and words

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.  All day long, and every day, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those other things, are his history.  His acts and his words are merely the visible, thin crust of his world, with its scattered snow summits and its vacant wastes of water - and they are so trifling a part of his bulk! a mere skin enveloping it.  The mass of him is hidden - it and its volcanic fires that toss and boil, and never rest, night, nor day.  These are his life, and they are not written, and cannot be written.  Every day would make a whole book of eighty thousand words - three hundred and sixty-five books a year.  Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man - the biography of the man himself cannot be written.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Studies in Biography

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A Quote by Mark Twain on virtue

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Always do the right thing.  This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain

Man is a Religious Animal. Man is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on wisdom, experience, moderation, and prudence

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Following the Equator

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