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Following The Equator Literary Quotes(1897) - Mark TwainRating Mail
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
[Ch. 21]
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Be good and you will be lonesome.
[Caption for the author's photograph on shipboard]
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A man may have no bad habits and have worse.
[Ch. 1]
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When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.
[Ch. 2]
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It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right.
[Ch. 3]
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Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
[Ch. 5]
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The truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
[Ch. 7]
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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
[Ch. 8]
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Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
[Ch. 10]
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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.
[Ch. 11]
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There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous and shallow: Yet it was the schoolboy who said "Faith is believing what you know ain't so."
[Ch. 12]
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The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
[Ch. 13]
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We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that.
[Ch. 14]
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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't.
[Ch. 15]
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There is a Moral sense, and there is an Immoral Sense. History shows us that the Moral Sense enables us to perceive morality and how to avoid it, and that the Immoral Sense enables us to perceive immorality and how to enjoy it.
[Ch. 16]
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It is easier to stay out than to get out.
[Ch. 18]
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Pity is for the living, Envy is for the dead.
[Ch. 19]
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
[Ch. 20]
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There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
[Ch. 21]
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Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
[Ch. 23]
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"Classic." A book which people praise and don't read.
[Ch. 25]
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There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one! keep from telling their happinesses to the unhappy.
[Ch. 26]
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Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.
[Ch. 27]
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Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
[Ch. 28]
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When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
[Ch. 29]
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