Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

A Quote by Mark Twain

Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apples for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Pudd’nhead Wilson

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A Quote by Mark Twain on birth and funerals

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Pudd’nhead Wilson

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A Quote by Mark Twain on animals, blush, and needs

Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on books, congress, darkness, libraries, and life

Suppose . . . burglars had made entry into this . . . [library]. Picture them seated here on this floor, pouring the light of their dark-lanterns over some books they found, and thus absorbing moral truths and getting moral uplift. The whole course of their lives would have been changed. As it was, they kept straight on in their immoral way and were sent to jail. For all I know, they may next be sent to Congress.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on books, genius, water, and wine

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) Everybody drinks water.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain

Buy land. They've stopped making it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on chance and life

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cats and learning

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cats, fighting, and people

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on majorities

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Adventures of Huckelberry Finn

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