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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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8 Quotes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

QuoteAuthor Source
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Aunt Polly asked him questions that were full of guile, and very deep—for she wanted to trap him into damaging revealments. Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to contemplate her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young the music issued at the lips. There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Homely truth is unpalatable. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Now he found out a new thing--namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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. Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer







 

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