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.
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.
Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.