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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

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




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Quotes about wine:


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In wine, truth.”
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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.”
Francis Bacon
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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.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.”
Bertolt Brecht
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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
Mark Twain
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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.”
Galileo Galilei
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
René Descartes
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.”
Virginia Woolf
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Quotes for: water

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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.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
Alan Watts
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Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.”
Alan Watts - In My Own Way
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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.”
Henry David Thoreau
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They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.”
Pablo Picasso
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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”
Albert Einstein
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Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.”
Charlie Chaplin
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
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The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”
Oscar Wilde
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Mark Twain also said...


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Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
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It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
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Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Mark Twain
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When in doubt tell the truth.”
Mark Twain - Pudd'nhead Wilson
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
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