Mark Twain Quotes

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death. ~Quotes on life and death

It's good sportsmanship not to pick up lost balls while they are still rolling.

Golf is a good walk spoiled. ~ Golf Quotes

Civilization largely consists in hiding human nature. When the barbarian learns to hide it we account him enlightened.

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

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. ~ Quotes on being 80

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

A scientist will never show any kindness for a theory which he did not start himself.

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Every man is born to one possession which out values all his others- his last breath. ~life and death quotes

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

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In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. ~ School Quotes

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.

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. ~ Fishing Sayings

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I've never let my school interfere with my education. ~School Quotes

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler—and less trouble. ~Teacher quotes

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. ~Quotes on ageing

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished a how much he had learned in seven years.

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

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