Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes: When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.
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Mark Twain Quote: There is nothing in either savage or civilized history that is more utterly complete, more remorselessly sweeping than the Father of Mercy s campaign among the Midianites. The official report deals only in masses, all the virgins, all the men, all the babies. all creatures that breathe,  all houses. all cities. It gives you just one vast picture ...as far as the eye can reach, of charred ruins and storm-swept desolation... Would you expect this same conscienceless God, this moral bankrupt, to become a teacher of morals, of gentleness, of meekness, of righteousness, of purity?
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Quotes about Mark Twain: The house was as empty as a beer closet in premises where painters have been at work.
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Quote about Mark Twain: It has been reported that I was seriously ill--it was another man; dying--it was another man; dead--the other man again...As far as I can see, nothing remains to be reported, except that I have become a foreigner. When you hear it, don't you believe it. And don't take the trouble to deny it. Merely just raise the American flag on our house in Hartford and let it talk.
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Mark Twain Sayings: A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.
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Mark Twain Saying: Drop this mean and sordid and selfish devotion to the saving of your shabby little souls, and hunt up something to do that's got some dignity to it! Risk your souls! Risk them in good causes; then if you lose them, why should you care? Reform!
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Sayings about Mark Twain: Do something everyday that you don't want to do.
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Saying about Mark Twain: It is easy to make plans in this world; even a cat can do it; and when one is out in those remote oceans it is noticeable that a cat's plans and a man's are worth about the same. There is much the same shrinkage in both, in the matter of values.
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Mark Twain Quotes: By reading keep in a state of excited igorance, like a blind man in a house afire; flounder around, immensely but unintelligently interested; don't know how I got in and can't find the way out, but I'm having a booming time all to myself.Don't know what a Schelgesetzentwurf is, but I keep as excited over it and as worried about it as if it were my own child. I simply live on the Sch.; it is my daily bread. I wouldn't have the question settled for anything in the world.
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Mark Twain Quote: As I have said before, I never had any large respect for good spelling. That is my feeling yet. Before the spelling-book came with its arbitrary forms, men unconsciously revealed shades of their characters, and also added enlightening shades of expression to what they wrote by their spelling, and so it is possible that the spelling-book has been a doubtful benevolence to us.
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Quotes about Mark Twain: Franklin said once in one of his inspired flights of malignity--Early to bed and early to riseMake a man healthy and wealth and wise.As if it were any object to a boy to be healthy and wealthy and wise on such terms.
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Quote about Mark Twain: A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it is going to be found out.
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Mark Twain Sayings: It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.
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Mark Twain Saying: That is their way, those plagues, those scientists - peg, peg, peg - dig, dig, dig - plod, plod, plod. I wish I could catch a cargo of them for my place; it would be an economy. Yes, for years, you see. They never give up. Patience, hope, faith, perseverance; it is the way of all the breed.
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Sayings about Mark Twain: Our best built certainties are but sand-houses and subject to damage from any wind of doubt that blows
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Saying about Mark Twain: Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
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Mark Twain Quotes: The people of those foreign countries are very, very ignorant. They looked curiously at the costumes we had brought from the wilds of America. They observed that we talked loudly at table sometimes. They noticed that we looked out for expenses and got what we conveniently could out of a franc, and wondered where in the mischief we came from. In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
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Mark Twain Quote: The castle-building habit, the day-dreaming habit - how it grows! what a luxury it becomes; how we fly to its enchantments at every idle moment, how we revel in them, steep our souls in them, intoxicate ourselves with their beguiling fantasies - oh, yes, and how soon and how easily our dream-life and our material life become so intermingled and so fused together that we can't quite tell which is which, anymore.
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