42 Mark Twain Quotes

1835 - 1910
Mark Twain
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 Finn. Many of his words contain wisdom which can be applied today.


  1. I've seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true.
    Mark Twain
    Trouble
    How often in our lives do we worry and fret over trouble that has not even happen? As Mark Twain's quote reflects many times what we worry about never occurs. Worrying about things resolves nothing!



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



  3. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
    Mark Twain
    Inspirational Quotes
    How true Mark Twain's words are. We all have a purpose and when we discover that purpose our life has meaning!



  4. 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.
    Mark Twain
    Friend



  5. What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.
    Mark Twain
    Knowledge



  6. 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.
    Mark Twain
    Words of Encouragement



  7. Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other.
    Mark Twain
    Motivational



  8. 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.
    Mark Twain
    Sports



  9. If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. 
Mark Twain
  10. If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
    Mark Twain
    Truth
    Truth and honesty two values that can define our character. Mark Twain's quote may make you smile but the wisdom in it is so true.



  11. Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. Mark Twain
    Love



  12. Honesty: The best of all the lost arts."
    Mark Twain
    Best Quotes



  13. An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.
    Mark Twain
    Honesty



  14. 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
    Poems about Life



  15. 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
    Anger
    Being angry and upset resolves nothing. You may think it hurts others and sometimes it does. But it hurts you more than it could ever hurt someone else. Don't let anger ruin your day, ruin your relationships - in all situations try and understand the point from the other person's perspective. Talk a walk, write it down, be calm rather than be angry!



  16. Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. 
Mark Twain
  17. Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.
    Mark Twain
    Experience



  18. Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.
    Mark Twain
    Focus



  19. The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
    Mark Twain
    Children
    Have you ever stopped and listen to children. They are so innocent. They tell it like it is. We need more child in all of us!



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



  21. Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else. 
Mark Twain
  22. Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
    Mark Twain
    Wishes



  23. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
    Mark Twain
    Beautiful
    Each and every day is a new day. Yesterday is finished, tomorrow has not yet arrived. But today is a fresh start. Your attitude will determine the type of day you have. If you carry yesterdays mistakes and failures, if you worry about what will happen tomorrow, you will miss out on the opportunities and happiness that today brings.



  24. Drag your thoughts away from your troubles - by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
    Mark Twain
    Funny Quotes



  25. Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
    Mark Twain
    Humor



  26. Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first. 
Mark Twain
  27. Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
    Mark Twain
    Complaining



  28. A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.
    Mark Twain
    Blessed



  29. You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
    Mark Twain
    Imagination



  30. As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.
    Mark Twain
    Doubt



  31. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
    Mark Twain
    Depression
    I can remember my Mother saying, there is always someone who is worse off than you. How true those words are. The best way to stop yourself from feeling down is just what Mark Twain suggests - go help someone else. Our troubles do not seem so bad when we help others who are struggling. feel down



  32. Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. 
Mark Twain
  33. Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
    Mark Twain
    Habit



  34. 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.
    Mark Twain
    Life Quotes



  35. The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
    Mark Twain
    Quotes about Ideas
    Determination and willpower are powerful. With passion and a belief ideas can come to life.



  36. Humans beings can be awful cruel to one another.
    Mark Twain
    Hate



  37. Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
    Mark Twain
    Choices



  38. Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident. 
Mark Twain
  39. Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident.
    Mark Twain
    Greatness



  40. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
    Mark Twain
    Confidence



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



  42. It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.
    Mark Twain
    Diversity



  43. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
    Mark Twain
    Books
    Love this quote as it can apply to many areas of our life. A person who is well educated but doesn't apply his knowledge doesn't succeed. The same goes for the person who has lots of ideas and dreams but takes no action is the same as one who dreams not.



  44. Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain
  45. Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
    Mark Twain
    Taking Chances



  46. 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.
    Mark Twain
    Wisdom



  47. A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
    Mark Twain
    Character



  48. Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. 
Mark Twain
  49. Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
    Mark Twain
    Funny Quotes about Life
    You have two choices in every situation - you can see the funny side of life or you can see the side that will make you want to cry. Humor and being able to laugh at yourself and situations will add years to your life! Finding the good in everything is a positive way to live.



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


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