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Marriage
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-Mark Twain, in a Letter to Will Bowen shortly after his marriage, quoted in
Martyr, Martyrdom
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Masses
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Media
Engrave this Quote There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.
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Engrave this Quote The newspaper that obstructs the law on a trivial pretext, for money's sake, is a dangerous enemy to the public weal.
That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.
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-Mark Twain, Monday Evening Club, Hartford, Connecticut - License ofthe Press - Published in Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches,& Essays, edited by Louis J. Budd, (Library of America: 1992), pp. 551-55., March 31, 1873
Memory
Engrave this Quote When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
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Military, the
Engrave this Quote That's what an army is -- a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
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Engrave this Quote I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.
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Mistakes
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Moderation
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Money
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Engrave this Quote I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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Engrave this Quote His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine.
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Mother
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Murder
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-Mark Twain, Following the Equator, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar
Music
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Nation, Nationality, Nationalism
Engrave this Quote Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.
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Engrave this Quote France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
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Engrave this Quote Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.
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Nature
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Necessity
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Obscurity
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Opera
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Opinion
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Engrave this Quote It is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
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