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-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

I am not given to exaggeration, and when I say a thing I mean it.

Mark Twain
Custom is custom: it is built of brass, boiler-iron, granite; facts, reasonings, arguments have no more effect upon it than the idle winds have upon Gibraltar.
Mark Twain

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. As in the words of Wayne Dyer, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Sometimes to know with certainty that a particular thing is "true", will actually be the very thing that keeps you from attaining the things you seek to achieve.

Mark Twain
My own luck has been curious all my literary life; I never could tell a lie that anyone would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Mark Twain

Civilizations proceed from the heart rather than from the head.

Mark Twain
The true and lasting genius of humour does not drag you thus to boxes labelled 'pathos,' 'humour,' and show you all the mechanism of the inimitable puppets that are going to perform. How I used to laugh at Simon Tapperwit, and the Wellers, and a host more! But I can't do it now somehow; and time, it seems to me, is the true test of humour. It must be antiseptic.
Mark Twain

Every time I read a Jane Austen novel, I feel like a bartender at the gates of heaven.

Mark Twain
The gods offer no rewards for intellect. There was never one yet that showed any interest in it...
Mark Twain

Modesty died when clothes were born.

Mark Twain
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.