Mark Twain Quotes
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The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
What, Sir, would the people of the earth be without women? They would be scarce, Sir, almighty scarce.
When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.
A woman springs a sudden reproach upon you which provokes a hot retort-and then she will presently ask you to apologize.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
I asked Tom if countries always apologized when they had done wrong, and he says: 'Yes; the little ones does.'
If a man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.