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QUOTES FROM MARK TWAIN

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  1. BT-100dc

    BT-100dc Active Member

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    Here are 3 good quotes from Mark Twain:

    (1)"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed". (2)"Suppose you are an idiot. And suppose you are a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself". (3) "The only difference between a taxman and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin".
    One wonders how much things have really changed? Darrell
     
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    "Illigitimus non-carborundom." Latin with English translation: Don't let the bastards grind you down! Qoute from: Fred
     
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    His insights into human personalities was uncanny. Somewhere in the 1860 - 1870's he toured Europe and described the personalities and culture of the people in each country. If you read them out loud today the person next to you would immediately know which country he was speaking about. His writing was uncanny -- and, his description of people in France would make you realize they haven't changed a bit in 150 years.

    Great reading.

    Pete
     
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    And to think that his writings and books are banned in many schools......shameful to say the least.

    Jim C
     
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    Golf is a game that ruins a perfectly nice walk in the park!
     
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    1. A dead Frenchman has many good qualities, many things to recommend him; many attractions even innocencies. Why cannot we have more of these?

    2.French are the connecting link between Man and the Monkey.

    3.In certain public indecencies the difference between dog and a Frenchman is not perceptible.

    4.France has usually been governed by prostitutes.

    Ole Samuel sure loved the French huh?
     
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    "The only thing common about common sense is that it is uncommon."-Mark Twain

    " Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy one must have someone to divide it with." -Mark Twain
     
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    "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt..." - Mark Twain
     
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    Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
    Mark Twain
     
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    'My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." Mark Twain
     
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    Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times! Mark Twain
     
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