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

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Dwig hornet's nest
Illustration by "Dwig" from the
Dave Thomson collection
When we are young we generally estimate an opinion by the size of the person that holds it, but later we find that is an uncertain rule, for we realize that there are times when a hornet's opinion disturbs us more than an emperor's.
- "An Undelivered Speech," 25 March 1895

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