Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

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Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

The human race is a race of cowards, and I am not only marching in that procession, but carrying a banner.

But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.

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

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

Lord, save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.

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

The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.

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