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It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.


Mark Twain

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I asked Tom if countries always apologized when they had done wrong, and he says - "Yes; the little ...
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It isn't so astonishing the number of things that I can remember, as the number of things that I can...
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Epitaphs are cheap, and they do a poor chap a world of good after he is dead, especially if he had h...
MARK TWAIN
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it
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In all my travels the thing that has impressed me the most is the universal brotherhood of man what ...
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I am glad the old masters are all dead, and I only wish they had died sooner.
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Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in
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I have traveled more than any one else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with a...
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Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and c...
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Familiarity breeds contempt - and children
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When I'm playful I use the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude for a seine, and drag th...
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