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Mark Twain Quotes

An American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer. His real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens but he is better known by his pen name Mark Twain.
(1835 - 1910)

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"Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life," but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.

A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

A crowded police docket is the surest of all signs that trade is brisk and money plenty.

A home without a cat may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove its title?

A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
[Self Acceptance]

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.

Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him.

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

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