Mark Twain Quotes
1835 - 1910
Born in Florida, Mo, US, Mark Twain's true name was Samual Langhorne Clemens.
He wrote many excellent books, many of which are considered classics. 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
Many of his words contain wisdom which can be applied today.
I've seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born
and the day you find out why.
Inspirational Quotes |
When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory,
and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy--that it is builded upon a rock,
and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.
What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know.
It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting
started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small
manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.
Words of Encouragement |
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.
What you gain at one end you lose at the other.
There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous
Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can
find pleasure in it.
An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.
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.
Poems about Life |
Good judgement is the result of experience and experience
the result of bad judgement.
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.
Focus more on your desire than on your doubt,
and the dream will take care of itself.
The most interesting information come from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the
heel that has crushed it.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles - by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.
Funny Quotes |
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
Quotes about Life |
The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
The Birth of Ideas |
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.
Obstacles: Our Best Motivators |
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.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Funny Quotes about Life |