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Mark Twain Quotes

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter .

I am admonished in many ways that time is pushing me inexorably along. I am approaching the threshold of age; in 1977 I shall be 142. This is no time to be flitting about the earth. I must cease from the activities proper to youth and begin to take on the dignities and gravities and inertia proper to that season of honorable senility which is on its way.

True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.

Words in haste do friendships waste.

It is not best that we all should think alike, it is differences of opinion that make horse races.

It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.

Friendship Quotes

Eternal rest sounds comforting in the pulpit; well, you try it once, and see how heavy time will hang on your hands.

Tell the truth or trump -- but get the trick.

In a museum in Havana there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, 'one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.'

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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

In his private heart no man much respects himself.

Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.

There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.