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Mark Twain Quotes

(1835-1910), American Humorist, Writer

Intellectual ''work'' is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.

Category: Work

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Category: Work

Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the ''blessing'' of idleness and won for us the ''curse'' of labor.

Category: Work

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Category: World

As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.

Category: Writers And Writing

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

Category: Writers And Writing

Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.

Category: Writers And Writing

Never do wrong when people are looking.

Category: Wrong

It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Category: Youth