Mark Twain Quotes

51 Mark Twain Life Changing Quotes

These 51 life changing and inspiring Mark Twain Quotes and phrases. The most famous quotes and aphorisms from Mark that can make you think about many things in your life. Life quotes by Mark Twain are definitely worth your time.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known as the pen name Mark Twain, was an American author, comedian as well as an entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. He was described as one of the “greatest humorist the United States has produced” as well William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”

Mark Twain was lauded as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced,” and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”. The works of Mark Twain comprise The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Mark Twain Quotes

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; the truth isn’t.”

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

“The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.”

 “All good things arrive unto them that wait and don’t die in the meantime.”

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“The truth must be served like a coat, and not thrown in the face like a wet towel.”

“Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.”

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

“Only two things we’ll regret on deathbed, that we are a little loved and little traveled.”

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“There is no sadder thing than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.”

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”

“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”

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Mark Twain Quotes About Life

“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 man.”

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

“A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

Mark Twain Quotes About Truth

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel  in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

“Loyalty to country, always. Loyalty to the government, when it deserves it.”

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.”

“Do something everyday that you don’t want to do, this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”

“Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.”

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore”

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.”

“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”

“When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.”

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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