MARK TWAIN Quotes

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education

Mark Twain

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Mark Twain

Hunger is the handmaid of genius

Mark Twain

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Mark Twain

Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Mark Twain

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

Mark Twain

We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that

Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.

Mark Twain

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.

Mark Twain

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practiced in the tricks and delusions of oratory

Mark Twain

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

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain
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