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Biography - Mark Twain:

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.
Born: 1835 - Died: 1910
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.




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Quotes for: wine


Quotes

Quotes about wine:


In wine, truth.
  





Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.





Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.





Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.





Taste is good for wine lovers and cooks. Art has nothing to do with taste.







Quotes for: book


Quotes

Quotes for: book


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.





Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.





The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.





Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.





Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.





Few people ask from books what books can give us.











Quotes for: water


Quotes

Quotes about water:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.





Water is the driving force of all nature.





Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.





The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.





The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.











Quotes for: genius


Quotes

Quotes for: genius


Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.





Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.





Good sense and genius beget esteem and regard: Wit and humour excite love and affection.





Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.





In fact, every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius to a certain extent a child.





The first and last thing required of genius is love of truth.











Quotes

Mark Twain also said...


It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.





Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.





Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.





Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.





Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.





If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.












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