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Mark Twain Quotes

Date of Birth: November 30, 1835    Date of Death: April 21, 1910

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and one of America's most famous literary icons. Below is a compilation of famous Mark Twain quotes.


Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.  ~ Mark Twain


Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth.  ~ Mark Twain


All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.  ~ Mark Twain


Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.  ~ Mark Twain


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


Golf is a good walk spoiled.  ~ Mark Twain


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.  ~ Mark Twain


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


Last week I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement.  ~ Mark Twain


There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.  ~ Mark Twain


Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.  ~ Mark Twain


Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.  ~ Mark Twain


Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you."   ~ Mark Twain


When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.  ~ Mark Twain


I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.  ~ Mark Twain


Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.  ~ Mark Twain


My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.  ~ Mark Twain


Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.  ~ Mark Twain


Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.  ~ Mark Twain


Sacred cows make the best hamburger.  ~ Mark Twain


It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.  ~ Mark Twain


There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.  ~ Mark Twain


The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.  ~ Mark Twain


Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.  ~ Mark Twain


The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.  ~ Mark Twain


To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.  ~ Mark Twain


An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.  ~ Mark Twain


Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.  ~ Mark Twain


Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.  ~ Mark Twain


With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.  ~ Mark Twain


Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.  ~ Mark Twain


Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.  ~ Mark Twain


All things in moderation, including moderation.  ~ Mark Twain


When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.  ~ Mark Twain


When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.  ~ Mark Twain


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.  ~ Mark Twain


The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.  ~ Mark Twain


The secret to getting ahead is getting started.  ~ Mark Twain


Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.  ~ Mark Twain


Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.  ~ Mark Twain


Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.  ~ Mark Twain


Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.  ~ Mark Twain


Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.  ~ Mark Twain


Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.  ~ Mark Twain


Denial is much more then an Egyptian River.  ~ Mark Twain


It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.  ~ Mark Twain


In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.  ~ Mark Twain


Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.  ~ Mark Twain


Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.  ~ Mark Twain


Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.  ~ Mark Twain


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