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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.  ~ Mark Twain


Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  ~ Mark Twain


In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.  ~ Mark Twain


Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.  ~ Mark Twain


It takes me a long time to lose my temper, but once lost I could not find it with a dog.  ~ Mark Twain


Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.  ~ Mark Twain


Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. ~ Mark Twain


It is by the fortune of God that in our country we have three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the prudence never to practise either of them. ~ Mark Twain


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. ~ Mark Twain


The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.  ~ Mark Twain


New Year's Day:  Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.  ~ Mark Twain


October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.  ~ Mark Twain


Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.  ~ Mark Twain


Faith is believing what you know ain't so.  ~ Mark Twain


Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.  ~ Mark Twain


I begin to see that a man's got to be in his own heaven to be happy.  ~ Mark Twain


The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring of nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.  ~ Mark Twain


Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.  ~ Mark Twain


The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.  ~ Mark Twain


You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.  ~ Mark Twain


I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.  ~ Mark Twain


I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.  ~ Mark Twain


I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.  ~ Mark Twain


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  ~ Mark Twain


Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.  ~ Mark Twain


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.  ~ Mark Twain


Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.  ~ Mark Twain


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


Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.  ~ Mark Twain


If all men were rich, all men would be poor.  ~ Mark Twain


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


Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.  ~ Mark Twain



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