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Mark Twain Displaying 1 through 10 of 24 Quotes

"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."  (Mark Twain)

"Adam did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it because it was forbidden."  (Mark Twain)

"All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure."  (Mark Twain)

"Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest."  (Mark Twain)

"An autobiography that leaves out little things and enumerates only the big ones is no proper picture of the man's life at all; his life consists of his feelings and his interests, with here and there an incident apparently big or little to hang the feelings on."  (Mark Twain)

"Experience is an author's most valuable asset; experience is the thing that puts the muscle and the breath and the warm blood into the book he writes."  (Mark Twain, from "Is Shakespeare Dead?," 1909)

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."  (Mark Twain)

"I've never let my school interfere with my education."  (Mark Twain)

"If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat."  (Mark Twain)

"If the man doesnít believe as we do, we say he is a crank, and that settles it. I mean, it does nowadays, because now we canít burn him."  (Mark Twain)

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