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Showing posts with label Mark Twain. Show all posts

"Joe, where is the fairness in the missionary's trade? His prey is the children; he cannot convert adults. He beguiles the little children to forsake their parents' religion & break their hearts. ... To my mind the Christian missionary is easily the most criminal criminal that exists on the planet, & the lowest down in the scale of malefactors." - Mark Twain

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"Joe, where is the fairness in the missionary's trade? His prey is the children; he cannot convert adults. He beguiles the little children to forsake their parents' religion & break their hearts. ... To my mind the Christian missionary is easily the most criminal criminal that exists on the planet, & the lowest down in the scale of malefactors." - Mark Twain
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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain

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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
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"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain

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"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain
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"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." - Mark Twain

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"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." - Mark Twain
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"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; the cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." - Mark Twain

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"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; the cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." - Mark Twain
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
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"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." – Mark Twain

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"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." – Mark Twain
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"Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point." - Mark Twain

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"Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point." - Mark Twain
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"Never teach a pig to sing - it wastes your time and annoys the pig." - Mark Twain

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"Never teach a pig to sing - it wastes your time and annoys the pig." - Mark Twain
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Mark Twain

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Mark Twain
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"We're animals that are taught to be human beings." - Mark Twain

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"We're animals that are taught to be human beings." - Mark Twain
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"Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason." - Mark Twain

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"Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason." - Mark Twain
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"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

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"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
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"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." - Mark Twain

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"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." - Mark Twain
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"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such a wholesale return of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact." - Mark Twain

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"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such a wholesale return of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact." - Mark Twain
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“Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there.” - Mark Twain

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"Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there." - Mark Twain 
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"I never wished a man dead, but I've read some obituaries with great pleasure" - Mark Twain

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"I never wished a man dead, but I've read some obituaries with great pleasure" - Mark Twain
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"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain

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"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
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“This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” - Mark Twain

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“This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” - Mark Twain
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"History doesn't repeat itself; at best, it sometimes rhymes." - Mark Twain

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"History doesn't repeat itself; at best, it sometimes rhymes." - Mark Twain
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