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The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain (Following the Equator, 1897)
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Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894)
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain (Mark Twain's Notebook, 1935)
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There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he less savage than the other savages.
Mark Twain (Following the Equator, 1897)
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We chase phantoms half the days of our lives. It is well if we learn wisdom even then, and save the other half.
Mark Twain (Letter to Orion Clemens, 1868)
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Mark Twain (The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894)
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When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain (Mark Twain's Notebook, 1935)
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What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
Mark Twain
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Mark Twain (Following the Equator, 1897)
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Mark Twain Biography
Born: November 30, 1835
Died: April 21, 1910

Samuel Langhorne Clemens or best known for his pen name Mark Twain was an American author and humorist. He is mainly known for his novels and his witty humour.

Notable Works

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
The Prince and the Pauper (1881)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
Following the Equator (1897)
The Mysterious Stranger (1916)
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