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

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PLEDGE

...to make a pledge of any kind is to declare war against nature; for a pledge is a chain that is always clanking and reminding the wearer of it that he is not a free man.
- Following the Equator

Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor into good, but it will improve it.
- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927

Twain at Klapproth's
Mark Twain at Klapproth's Tavern in
Elmira, New York as depicted in ad for Old Crow whiskey.


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