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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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When my soul is sick unlimited spiritual liberty is given me by the State. Now then, it doesn't seem logical that the state shall depart from this great policy, the health of the soul, and change about and take the other position in the matter of smaller consequences--the health of the body...
Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable? I, not the State. If I choose injudiciously, does the State die? Oh, no.
- Osteopathy speech, 1902

Woolf portrait

Portrait of Clemens by S. J. Woolf. Read the story behind the portrait.

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