MARK TWAIN Quotes

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Mark Twain

Virtue has never been as respectable as money

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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

Mark Twain

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

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The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

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Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

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Time and tide wait for no man. A pompous and self-satisfied proverb, and was true for a billion years; but in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits not for time nor tide.

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The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.

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Humor is tragedy plus time

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

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A classic is a book which people praise and don't read.

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Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

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Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

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Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain
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