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"People born to be hanged are safe in water." Mark Twain
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"Delicacy - a sad, sad false delicacy - robs literature of the two best things among its belongings: Family-circle narratives and obscene stories" Mark Twain
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"The Jews are members of the human race - worse I can say of no man" Mark Twain
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"When I'm playful I use the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude for a seine, and drag the Atlantic Ocean for whales. ... Life on the Mississippi" Mark Twain
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"The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad." Mark Twain
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"Each person is born to one possession which out values all his others - his last breath" Mark Twain
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"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Author" Mark Twain
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"Etiquette requires us to admire the human race" Mark Twain
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"By the etiquette of war, it is permitted to none below the rank of newspaper correspondent to dictate to the general in the field" Mark Twain
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"It isn't safe to sit in judgment upon another person's illusion when you are not on the inside. While you are thinking it is a dream, he may be knowing it is a planet." Mark Twain
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"An average English word is four letters and a half. By hard, honest labor I've dug all the large words out of my vocabulary and shaved it down till the average is three and a half... I never write ''metropolis'' for seven cents, because I can get the same money for ''city'.' I never write ''policeman',' because I can get the same price for ''cop'.'... I never write ''valetudinarian'' at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the point where I will do a word like that for seven cents; I wouldn't do it for fifteen." Mark Twain
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"An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect" Mark Twain
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"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds" Mark Twain
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