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Below are the first 25 Mark Twain's quotes out of 1189 in total :
I thoroughly believe that any man who's got anything worthwhile to say will be heard if he only says it often enough.
France had neither winter nor summer nor morals - apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country
Mardi Gras is a thing which could hardly exist in the practical North. For the soul of it is the romantic, not the funny and the grotesque. Take away the romantic mysteries, the kings and knights and big-sounding titles, and Mardi-Gras would die, down there in the South.
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half of life consists of the chance without the capacity
It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others - and less trouble
There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.
Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody
If we had less statesmanship we could get along with fewer battleships
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought / by force of circumstances, not argument / to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.
My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest.
While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.
A man may have no bad habits and have worse
I've never let my school interfere with my education.
When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
We all like to see people sea-sick when we are not ourselves.
Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it
Whatever you say, say it with conviction
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak. And it is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government, or the empty catchphrases of politicians. Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let man label you as they may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country- hold up your head! You have nothing to be ashamed of.
I should have been glad to acquire some sort of idea of Hindu theology, ... but the difficulties were too great.
It is often the case that the man who can't tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one