Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

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 friendship

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on friendship, loyalty, money, nature, and passion

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on danger

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Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on genius and power

Next to possessing genius one's self is the power of appreciating it in others.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on good

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There is nothing more frustrating than a good example.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on good

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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

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

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

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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A Quote by Mark Twain on good, nobility, and trouble

To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler - and less trouble.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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