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A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Books - Reading
Mark Twain

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A crank is someone with a new idea -- until it catches on.
Ideas
Mark Twain

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A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
Habit
Mark Twain

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A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
Lies and Lying
Mark Twain

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A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.
Aid and Assistance
Mark Twain

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A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
Wisdom
Mark Twain

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A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Knowledge
Mark Twain

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A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.
Babies
Mark Twain

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A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
Lies and Lying
Mark Twain

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Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.
Invention and Inventor
Mark Twain

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

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Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Laughter
Mark Twain

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
Success
Mark Twain

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Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Right and Rightness
Mark Twain

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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
Impossibility
Mark Twain

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As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.
Writers and Writing
Mark Twain

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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
Appearance
Mark Twain

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Health
Mark Twain

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Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Dress
Mark Twain

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Be good and you will be lonely.
Loneliness
Mark Twain

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Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
Virtue
Mark Twain

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Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
Knowledge
Mark Twain

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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Adversity
Mark Twain

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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Civilization
Mark Twain

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.
Courage
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun