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

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FORTUNE TELLERS

The mind exercises a powerful influence over the body. From the beginning of time, the sorcerer, the interpreter of dreams, the fortune-teller, the charlatan, the quack, the wild medicine-man, the educated physician, the mesmerist, and the hypnotist have made use of the client's imagination to help them in their work. They have all recognized the potency and availability of that force.
- Christian Science
Fortune Teller
Fortune Teller cat Going to the fortune teller's was just as good as going to the opera, and the cost scarcely a trifle more - ergo, I will disguise myself and go again, one of these days, when other amusements fail.
- Letter to Orion Clemens, February 6, 1861


Illustrations by True Williams from "Lionising Murderers,"
first edition of SKETCHES NEW AND OLD, 1875

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