Mark Twain

Writer, Humorist, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Lecturer

November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910

November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910

Writer, Humorist, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Lecturer


224 Greatest Quotes By Mark Twain

The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades. Mark Twain
If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. Mark Twain
I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly. Mark Twain
History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Mark Twain
If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat. Mark Twain
Great things can happen when you don't care who gets the credit. Mark Twain
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards. Mark Twain
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages. Mark Twain
Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. Mark Twain
It don't make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person's conscience ain't got no sense, and just goes for him anyway. Mark Twain
A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it. Mark Twain
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. Mark Twain
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. Mark Twain
October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. Mark Twain
A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat — may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title? Mark Twain
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain
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. Mark Twain
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. Mark Twain
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. Mark Twain
Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile. Mark Twain
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself. Mark Twain
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened. Mark Twain
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out. Mark Twain
I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it. Mark Twain
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so. Mark Twain
At noon I observed a bevy of nude young native women bathing in the sea, and I went and sat down on there clothes to keep them from being stolen. Mark Twain
They did not know it was impossible, so they did it. Mark Twain
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Mark Twain
Herodotus says, "Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects. Mark Twain
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain
Those who do not read have no advantage over those who cannot read. Mark Twain
Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Mark Twain
To be great, truly great, you have to be the kind of person who makes the others around you great. Mark Twain
If you want to change the future, you must change what you're doing in the present. Mark Twain
A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is, but to make people mad enough to do something about it. Mark Twain
If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it. Mark Twain
Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it. Mark Twain
I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened. Mark Twain
Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else. Mark Twain
Jim said he believed it was spirits, but I says: no, spirits wouldn't say "dern the dern fog". Mark Twain
Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. Mark Twain
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. Mark Twain
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain
We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents. Mark Twain
Names are not always what they seem. Mark Twain
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. Mark Twain
Забелязвам, че колкото по-здраво работя, толкова по-голям късмет имам. Mark Twain
If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be—a Christian. Mark Twain