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“History does note repeat itself, but it rhymes an awful lot.”

— often attributed to Mark Twain, mentioned (as a “timeworn truism”) by Norman Solomon in his well worth reading “The Ghost of Hubert Humphrey


Mark Twain

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

–Mark Twain, from The Art of Authorship, quoted by Bartleby

 

 


Mark Twain

“We do not remember the exact date of the invention of stoves, but it was some years ago.”

–Mark Twain

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Quoted by Steve Mirsky in “Anti Gravity,” Scientific American, Dec. 2014


THE BOOK OF MORMON, n. Chloroform in print.

–Mark Twain

(Slightly rephrased–originally a comment in Roughing It: “It is chloroform in print.”)


“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

–Mark Twain

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

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