Quotes by Mark Twain

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It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone.
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
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Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
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Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.
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Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.
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I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't.
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Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out.
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Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
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I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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Let us abolish policemen who carry clubs and revolvers, and put in a squad of poets armed to the teeth with poems on Spring and Love ... I would start in at once to elevate, purify, and depopulate the red-light district. I would assign the most soulful poets to that district, all heavily armed with their poems ... The plan would be very effective in causing an emigration of the depraved element.
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