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Quotes by Author -  Twain, Mark (14)
AuthorQuote Topic
Twain, Mark"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. "Science
Twain, Mark"But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most? "Religion
Twain, Mark"We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened. "Religion
Twain, Mark"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 me label you as they may. "Patriotism
Twain, Mark"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. "Life
Twain, Mark"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. "Life
Twain, Mark"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up. "Intelligence
Twain, Mark"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. "Imagination
Twain, Mark"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. "History
Twain, Mark"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. "Business
Twain, Mark"It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. "Business
Twain, Mark"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. "Experience
Twain, Mark"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. "Experience
Twain, Mark"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. "Education

 



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