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

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GEORGE WASHINGTON

He was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He would not even lie.
- "A New Biography of Washington," Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, February 1866

That George could refrain from telling the lie is not the remarkable feature, but that he could do it
off-hand that way.
- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927

I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't.
- quoted in Mark Twain, Archibald Henderson
George Washington
Illustration by Opper from
THE COMPLETE TRIBUNE PRIMER by
Eugene Field

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