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Mark Twain Quotes

(1835-1910), American Humorist, Writer

I think a compliment ought to always precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.

Category: Compliments

I can live for two months on a good compliment.

Category: Compliments

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.

Category: Compliments

If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.

Category: Compliments

There is nothing you can say in answer to a compliment. I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me --I always feel that they have not said enough.

Category: Compliments

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.

Category: Conformity

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Category: Congress

Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world -- and never will.

Category: Conservatives

The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

Category: Conservatives

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

Category: Conservatives

What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut.

Category: Consistency

A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.

Category: Conversation

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.

Category: Courage