Famous Quotes of Mark TwainCollection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles - by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it."
"Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever."
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first."
"A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother."
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
"As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out."
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
"It is the epitome of life. The first half of it consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity."
"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
"Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
"Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident."
"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval."
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
"It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races."
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
"Necessity is the mother of taking chances."
"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."
Born in Florida, Mo, US, Mark Twain's true name was Samual Langhorne Clemens.
He wrote many excellent books; to name only a few The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Tramp Abroad, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and a true classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Many of his words contain wisdom which can be applied today.
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