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.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on danger

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Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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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.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on good and people

He was such a good man that people hated to see him coming.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Adventures of Huckelberry Finn

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A Quote by Mark Twain on enemies, friendship, heart, and slander

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar

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