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

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COMPENSATION

...it was the great law of compensation--the great law that regulates Nature's heedless agents, and sees that when they make a mistake, they shall at the self-same moment prevent that mistake from working evil consequences. Behold, the same gust of wind that blows a lady's dress aside, and exposes her ankle, fills your eyes so full of sand that you can't see it. Marvellous are the works of Nature!
- "Concerning the Conundrum"

Twain portrait
Likeness of Twain based on
Dora Wheeler Keith portrait
courtesy of Dave Thomson


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