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

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INFLUENCE

No single outside influence can make a man do a thing which is at war with his training. The most it can do is to start his mind on a new [track] and open it to the reception of new influences...
- What Is Man?

I learned to pull wires in the Washoe Legislature, & my experience is, that when a bill is to be put through a body like that, the only thing necessary to insure success is to get the reporters to log-roll for it.
- Letter to Jane Clemens, 25 September 1864

 

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