Mark Twain Quotes

Conscience, man's moral medicine chest

Mark Twain

When some men discharge an obligation, you can hear the report for miles around.

Mark Twain

And so I am become a knight of the Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows

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I have never let schooling interfere with my education.

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You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

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Do your duty today and repent tomorrow

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I deal with temptation by yielding to it

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There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.

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You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.

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The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book- a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice. And it was not a book to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day

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The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise

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The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.

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It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain.

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There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc. Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard

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There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

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The solution to our water problems is more rain.

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