Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

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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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 cowardice and good

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Following the Equator, 1897

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A Quote by Mark Twain on age

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Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on history and prejudice

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on trouble

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The trouble isn't that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on fortune, good, and life

"Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life," but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on country, day, and statistics

Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on conscience, country, freedom, god, goodness, practice, prudence, and speech

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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