MARK TWAIN Quotes

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain

Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.

Mark Twain

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain

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.

Mark Twain

There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it

Mark Twain

Perseverance is a principle that should be commendable in those who have judgment to govern it

Mark Twain

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.

Mark Twain

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Mark Twain

Photography is 90% sheer, brutal drudgery!

Mark Twain

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

The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

Mark Twain

Suppose your were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil

Mark Twain

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain
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