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

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A statesman gains little by the arbitrary exercise of ironclad authority upon all occasions that offer, for this wounds the just pride of his subordinates, and thus tends to undermine his strength. A little concession, now and then, where it can do no harm is the wiser policy.
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Federici bas relief
Marble bas relief by Gaetano Federici
from the
Dave Thomson collection

 

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