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

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To a man all things are possible but one--he cannot have a hole in the seat of his breeches and keep his fingers out of it. A man does seem to feel more distress and more persistent and distracting solicitude about such a thing than he could about a sick child that was threatening to grow worse every time he took his attention away from it.
- Letter to W. D. Howells, 6/27/1878

 

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