MARK TWAIN Quotes

Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience 4000 critics

Mark Twain

It is my custom to keep on talking until I get the audience cowed

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Who is this Renaissance? Where did he come from? Who gave him permission to cram the Republic with his execrable daubs?

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The solution to our water problems is more rain.

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Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

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There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy

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Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it.

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Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

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What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.

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To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.

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There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

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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.

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

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There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.

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A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

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