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

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He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it--namely, 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

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
- Following the Equator

 

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