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Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:28 AM

Classic Mark Twain quotes in honor of his birthday

Classic Mark Twain Quotes



More: http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/funnyquotes/a/Mark-Twain-Quotes.htm

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Reply Classic Mark Twain quotes in honor of his birthday (Original post)
locopolitico Dec 2014 OP
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2014 #1
jb5150 Dec 2014 #2
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #4
ErikJ Dec 2014 #5
Staph Dec 2014 #10
Journeyman Dec 2014 #6
whathehell Dec 2014 #7
freebrew Dec 2014 #8
Odin2005 Dec 2014 #9
SCantiGOP Dec 2014 #11
MBS Dec 2014 #12
LiberalElite Dec 2014 #13

Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:54 AM

1. K&R! Wow!

"God created war so that Americans would learn geography." –Mark Twain

"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about." –Mark Twain

"Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals." –Mark Twain

"There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages." –Mark Twain

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:06 AM

2. I've always liked this one:

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:19 AM

3. K&R

 

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:20 AM

4. Always liked this one...

 

"There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages." –Mark Twain

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:21 AM

5. They saved his best for last.

 

"Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." –Mark Twain

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:34 PM

10. I love that quote!

I've had it printed up on a piece of paper and hanging on the wall of my cubicle for decades!


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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:34 AM

6. “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.” ~ Mark Twain

“Good judgement is the result of experience, and experience is the result of bad judgement.”


“I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.”


“I am an old man,”
Twain commented in his fading hours. “I am an old man and have known many troubles, most of which never happened.”

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:44 AM

7. A most amazing man.

Utterly timeless.

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 11:29 AM

8. K&R for later...nt

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:19 PM

9. Gotta love ol' Sam Clemens!

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:36 PM

11. Mine is my signature

see below...

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 06:18 PM

12. These are all fantastic. .

including the additions down thread.
He always strikes me as so modern -- not just the continuing relevance of his humor, but also even his English style. Even his books written in the mid-1800's have a clean, modern writing style. Always a pleasure to read him.

Thanks very much for this post, and for all the comments on the thread.
The perfect antidote to all the Stuff right now.

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Response to locopolitico (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:10 AM

13. I'm skeptical of one of them

""Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." – "putting us on"?? Did people say that in the 19th Century?

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