Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

A Quote by Mark Twain on satisfaction

If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on god, practice, and schools

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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

In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore, in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long, seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome 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 heaven, joy, secrets, and sorrow

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on approval, hunger, and passion

It may be called the Master Passion, the hunger for self-approval.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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A Quote by Mark Twain on body

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It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: spoken by Huck Finn, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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A Quote by Mark Twain on grief, joy, and value

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on people and understanding

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on facts, inferiority, and superiority

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: What Is Man?(1906)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on sacred

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Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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