MARK TWAIN Quotes

If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth

Mark Twain

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress

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By the etiquette of war, it is permitted to none below the rank of newspaper correspondent to dictate to the general in the field

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It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

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The irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.

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I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

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Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.

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IĆ­ve seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true

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I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

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I've had thousands of problems in my life, most of which never actually happened.

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If you're inclined to worry, society sure has given you a good selection.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

I have known a great many troubles,but most of them never happened.

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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Mark Twain
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