Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

A Quote by Mark Twain on lies and principles

I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain

All that I care to know is that a man is a human being - that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on ancestry, people, and slavery

My first American ancestor, gentlemen, was an Indian-an early Indian. Your ancestors skinned him alive, and I am an orphan. All those Salem witches were ancestors of mine. Your people made it tropical for them. . . . The first slave brought into New England out of Africa was an ancestor of mine-for I am a mixed breed, an infinitely shaded and exquisite Mongrel.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on books, conscience, conviction, foolishness, friendship, good, idealism, and life

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on good, preparation, and speech

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on dogs and prosperity

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on insanity

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion are adversaries, some are insane.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Mark Twain Lecture on Christian Science (1899)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on imagination and judgment

You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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