Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

A Quote by Mark Twain on children, contempt, and familiarity

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on accuracy, contempt, familiarity, opportunity, reason, respect, and truth

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on certainty, death, and fear

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on absence, courage, and fear

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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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 college, people, and rest

Some people get an eduction without going to college; the rest get it after they get out.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on money

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Behold the fool saith "Put not all thine eggs in the one basket"- which is but a manner of saying, "Scatter your money and your attention"; but the wise man saith, "Put all your eggs in the one basket and - watch that basket!"

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on information and speech

Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on emotion and sincerity

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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