Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

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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A Quote by Mark Twain on crime, day, difficulty, efficiency, men, superiority, and world

We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on habits, needs, and people

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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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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