Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes

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Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it. ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it--namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain "Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men." ~ The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain "When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved." ~ The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain "And so I am become a knight of the Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows!" ~ The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain How empty is theory in presence of fact! ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain Reflect: we are well equipped, well fortified, we number 54. Fifty-four what? Men? No, MINDS--the capablest in the world; a force against which mere animal might may no more hope to prevail than may the idle waves of the sea hope to prevail against the granite barriers of England. ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain Any mummery will cure if the patient's faith is strong in it. ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain Old habit of mind is one of the toughest things to get away from in the world. It transmits itself like physical form and feature. ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

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