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Mark Twain

1835-1910. U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.

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Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing, but cabbage with a college education.

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

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When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.

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The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.

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

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

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The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.

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Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

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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.

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