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  • Xopher shared from Complete Mark Twain Collection (300+ works) (Illustrated) by Mark Twain
    If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. --Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
  • Xopher shared from Complete Mark Twain Collection (300+ works) (Illustrated) by Mark Twain
    The darling mispronunciations of childhood!--dear me, there's no music that can touch it; and how one grieves when it wastes away and dissolves into correctness, knowing it will never visit his bereaved ear again.
    Note: yes.
  • Xopher shared from Complete Mark Twain Collection (300+ works) (Illustrated) by Mark Twain
    It is the restfulest vocation there is. When the spirit of prophecy comes upon you, you merely cake your intellect and lay it off in a cool place for a rest, and unship your jaw and leave it alone; it will work itself: the result is prophecy.
    Note: Heh.
  • Xopher shared from Complete Mark Twain Collection (300+ works) (Illustrated) by Mark Twain
    She had exactly the German way; whatever was in her mind to be delivered, whether a mere remark, or a sermon, or a cyclopedia, or the history of a war, she would get it into a single sentence or die.
  • Xopher shared from Complete Mark Twain Collection (300+ works) (Illustrated) by Mark Twain
    I asked them if they supposed a nation of people ever existed, who, with a free vote in every man's hand, would elect that a single family and its descendants should reign over it forever, whether gifted or boobies, to the exclusion of all other families--including the voter's; and would also elect that a certain hundred families should be raised to dizzy summits of rank, and clothed on with offensive transmissible glories and privileges to the exclusion of the rest of the nation's families--_including his own_. They all looked unhit, and said they didn't know; that they had never thought about...
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