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Mark Twain Quotes

(1835-1910), American Humorist, Writer

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.

Category: Courage

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Category: Courage

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

Category: Coward And Cowardice

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

Category: Coward And Cowardice

Why was the human race created? Or at least why wasn't something creditable created in place of it? God had His opportunity. He could have made a reputation. But no, He must commit this grotesque folly -- a lark which must have cost Him a regret or two when He came to think it over and observe effects.

Category: Creation

Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

Category: Creativity

Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: -- ''I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.''

Category: Credit

A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.

Category: Crime And Criminals

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.

Category: Custom

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

Category: Customers

By law of periodical repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again -- and not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in its own period, not another's and each obeying its own law.

Category: Cycles

On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.

Category: Dance And Dancing

All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.

Category: Death And Dying

Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Category: Death And Dying