Mark Twain quotes (2)

by Souri

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. 

Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth. 

Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him.

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. 

When angry count four; when very angry, swear.

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. 

Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use. 

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

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education

Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it. 

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. 

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. 

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting start is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small>manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.


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Lies always sound more logical than the Truth.

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Those who fall madly in love were already a little mad before they fell in love.

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I suffer therefore I am.

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