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Grief, Grieving
Engrave this Quote Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
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-Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
Engrave this Quote A man's house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential -- there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost. It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.
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-Mark Twain
Growth
Engrave this Quote What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows -- it must grow; nothing can prevent it.
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-Mark Twain
Habits
Engrave this Quote A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
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-Mark Twain, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
Engrave this Quote To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know, I've done it a thousand times.
There is no primary or authoritative source for this in Twain's known writings or speeches.
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-Mark Twain, attibuted
Engrave this Quote As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep and never to refrain when awake.
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-Mark Twain, 70th birthday speech
Happiness
Engrave this Quote The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote Happiness ain't a thing in itself --it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
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-Mark Twain
Hazing
Engrave this Quote Mark Twain, in an interview today, spoke about hazing at West Point, and denounced the practice as a brutal one and men who indulge in it as bullies and cowards.
Why, he said, the fourth class man who is compelled to fight a man from the first class hasn't a show in the world, and it is not intended that he should. I have read the rules provided to prevent such practices, and they are wholly deficient, because one provision is omitted. I would make it the duty of a cadet to report to the authorities any case of hazing which came to his notice; make such reports a part of the vaunted West Point 'code of honor' and the beating of young boys by upper class men will be stopped.
I am not opposed to fights among boys as a general thing. If they are conducted in a spirit of fairness, I think it makes boys manly, but I do oppose compelling a little fellow to fight some man big enough to whip two of him. When I was a boy, going to school down in the Mississippi Valley, we used to have our fights, and I remember one occasion on which I got soundly trounced, but we always matched boys as nearly of a size as possible, and there was none of the cowardly methods that seem to prevail at West Point.
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-Mark Twain, "New York Times", on cadet hazing, January 20, 1901
Health
Engrave this Quote Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
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-Mark Twain
Heaven
Engrave this Quote Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
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-Mark Twain
Hell
Engrave this Quote The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.
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-Mark Twain
Help
Engrave this Quote A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.
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-Mark Twain
History
Engrave this Quote History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote By law of periodical repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again -- and not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in its own period, not another's and each obeying its own law.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot
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-Mark Twain
Home
Engrave this Quote One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge.
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-Mark Twain
Honesty
Engrave this Quote Honesty is the best policy -- when there is money in it.
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-Mark Twain
Honor
Engrave this Quote It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
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-Mark Twain
Humanity
Engrave this Quote There is a great deal of human nature in people.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
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-Mark Twain

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