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"Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute." Mark Twain
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Pain    Sorrow   

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"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." Mark Twain
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Enthusiasm    Humorous   

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"Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it." Mark Twain
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Anticipation    Sorrow   

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"Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment." Mark Twain
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Custom    Torture   

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"We have nine children now half boys and half girls." Mark Twain
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Boys   

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"The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." Mark Twain
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American Author    Enthusiasm    Human   

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"The Creator made Italy from designs by Michael Angelo" Mark Twain
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Italy    Passions    Romance   

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"Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it" Mark Twain
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Human   

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"A man cannot be uncomfortable without his own approval" Mark Twain
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Approval    Contentment   

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"New Year's Day - Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." Mark Twain
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"We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles." Mark Twain
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Painful    Sorrow   

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"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." Mark Twain
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American Author    Doubt   

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"Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals" Mark Twain
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Simplicity   

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"It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." Mark Twain
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American Author    Bible   

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"In religion, India is the only millionaire - the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined" Mark Twain
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Desire    Passionate   

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"The man who is a pessimist before forty-eight knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little" Mark Twain
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Age And Aging    Enthusiasm   

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"Spirit has fifty times the strength and staying-power of brawn and muscle" Mark Twain
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Courage    Power   

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"A mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's grief and everybody's joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation." Mark Twain
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Consistency    Kindness   

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"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up." Mark Twain
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Advice   

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"Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance" Mark Twain
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Sorrow   

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"Every time I reform in one direction I go overboard in another." Mark Twain
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Direction    Imagination   


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