Mark Twain

Mark Twain

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“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.”
“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
“A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.”
“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
“The world doesn't owe you anything. It was here first.”
“The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
“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.”
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.”
“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
“If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.”
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

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