Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

A Quote by Mark Twain on facts, investment, and science

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on time

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I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on danger

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October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on confidence, ignorance, life, needs, and success

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on pity

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Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on loyalty and soul

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Inscription beneath his bust in the Hall of Fame.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on fiction, possibility, and truth

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on people

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There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on belief, chance, confidence, deception, good, inventions, and quotations

It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on risk

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I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump an frog in Calaveras county

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: The Celebrated Jumping Frog, 1865

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