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 Mark Twain - “Hunger is the handmaid of genius”
 Mark Twain - “Next to possessing genius one's self is the power of appreciating it in others”
 Mark Twain - “The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.”
 Mark Twain - “When it comes down to pure ornamental cursing, the native American is gifted above the sons of men.”
 Mark Twain - “The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten”
 Mark Twain - “Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold”
 Mark Twain - “The real yellow peril Gold”
 Mark Twain - “It usually takes me three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech”
 Mark Twain - “It is very wearing to be good”
 Mark Twain - “It's good sportsmanship not to pick up lost balls while they are still rolling”
 Mark Twain - “The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them”
 Mark Twain - “It used to be a good hotel, but that proves nothing - I used to be a good boy”
 Mark Twain - “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates”
 Mark Twain - “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”
 Mark Twain - “Do good when you can, and charge when you think they will stand it”
 Mark Twain - “...It is hard to overestimate how far a man can go in America if he looks good on a horse.”
 Mark Twain - “Be good and you will be lonesome”
 Mark Twain - “To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the sure and gradual deterioration of the public morals”
 Mark Twain - “No real estate is permanently valuable but the grave”
 Mark Twain - “I was sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authors because they have a sad habit of dying off”
 Mark Twain - “In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other”
 Mark Twain - “Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.”
 Mark Twain - “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination”
 Mark Twain - “Happiness is a Swedish sunset it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it”
 Mark Twain - “Civilizations proceed from the heart rather than from the head.”

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