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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.
- Life on the Mississippi

Of Teddy Roosevelt...He would go to Halifax for half a chance to show off and he would go to hell for a whole one.
- Mark Twain in Eruption

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
- Following the Equator, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

 

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