Quotes by Mark Twain

A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
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Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
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Be good and you will be lonely.
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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.
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It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good – and less trouble!
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Pity is for living, envy is for dead.
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That’s what an army is – a mob; they don’t fight with courage that’s born in them, but with courage that’s borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
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The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
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The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
Mark Twain
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What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse, the necessity of securing one’s self-approval.
Mark Twain
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