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Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
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-Mark Twain
Superiority
Engrave this Quote There it is: it doesn't make any difference who we are or what we are, there's always somebody to look down on! somebody to hold in light esteem, somebody to be indifferent about.
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-Mark Twain
Superstition
Engrave this Quote Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
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-Mark Twain
Sympathy
Engrave this Quote Pity is for living, envy is for dead.
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Taxation
Engrave this Quote I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
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-Mark Twain
Teaching
Engrave this Quote To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.
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Technology
Engrave this Quote If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
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-Mark Twain, A majestic literary fossil. In: Twain M. The
Temptation
Engrave this Quote It is easier to stay out than get out.
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-Mark Twain
Thought
Engrave this Quote Man is the only creature who has a nasty mind.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks, if we agree with him.
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-Mark Twain
Thunderstorms
Engrave this Quote Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
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-Mark Twain, letter, August 28, 1908
Training
Engrave this Quote A man can seldom -- very, very, seldom -- fight a winning fight against his training; the odds are too heavy.
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Engrave this Quote Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing, but cabbage with a college education.
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-Mark Twain
Travel
Engrave this Quote You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.
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Engrave this Quote I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
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Engrave this Quote Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
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-Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad conclusion, 1869
Truth
Engrave this Quote If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
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Engrave this Quote Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
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Engrave this Quote I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
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Engrave this Quote Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
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Vanity
Engrave this Quote There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
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-Mark Twain

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