MARK TWAIN Quotes

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.

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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 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

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

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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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Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so.

Mark Twain

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.

Mark Twain

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other.

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