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.
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.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.
When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.
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.
If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.