Mark Twain quotes

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Tonight I appear for the first time before a Boston audience--4,000 critics.
I have no desire for riches. Honest poverty and a conscience torpid through virtuous inaction are more to me than corner lots and ...
He had not failed to observe how harmoniously gigantic language and a microscopic topic go together.
Intellectual "work" is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side ...
The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of ...
I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won't. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you w ...
Always obey your parents, when they are present.
Some authorities hold that the young ought not to lie at all. That, of course, is putting it rather stronger than necessary; still ...
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