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

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MORAL SENSE

 

There is a moral sense and there is an immoral sense. History shows that the moral sense enables us to see morality and how to avoid it, and that the immoral sense enables us to perceive immorality and how to enjoy it.
- Following the Equator, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

The Moral Sense teaches us what is right, and how to avoid it--when unpopular.
- "The United States of Lyncherdom"

It is the creator of wrong; wrong cannot exist until Moral Sense brings it into being.
- "That Day in Eden"

Whenever I look at the other animals and realize that whatever they do is blameless and they can't do wrong, I envy them the dignity of their estate, its purity and its loftiness, and recognise that the Moral Sense is a thoroughly disastrous thing.
- What Is Man?

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