Best Mark Twain Quotes

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This is a collection of some of the best Mark Twain Quotes to inspire you. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, and he was an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. His works are still widely read and celebrated today. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains my favourite.

Mark Twain Quotes

  • "Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

  • "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."
  • "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned."
  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
  • "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."
  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
  • "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
  • "Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it."
  • "The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for."

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More Mark Twain Quotes

  • "I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."

  • "Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it."
  • "Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well."
  • "Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty."
  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."
  • "The secret to getting ahead is getting started."
  • "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."
  • "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
  • "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
  • "Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other."
  •  If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.

Even More Mark Twain Quotes

  • "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."

  • "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."
  • "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
  • "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
  • "The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter."
  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."
  • "To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."
  • "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 best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up."
  • "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."
  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

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