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Quotable Quotes



Mark Twain's Famous 70th Birthday Speech

Performed by Val Kilmer (YouTube)

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To do good is noble; to teach others to do good is nobler, and no trouble.
— Mark Twain

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
— Winston Churchill


Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
— Jonathan Swift


Rhetoric is as noble an art as exists on this planet; rhetoric is the art of clothing in words and in gestures and in presentation to a group the ideas that you have in the most effective way possible.
— John Hales


The highest of distinctions is service to others.
— King George VI


Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.
— Umberto Eco