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.


I've seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true.
Mark Twain
Trouble   |  



If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain
Truth   |  



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   |  



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   |  



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   |  



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   |  



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   |  



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   |  



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   |  



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



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   |  



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



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   |  



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



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



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



Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Mark Twain
Wish   |  



Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
Mark Twain
Beauty   |  



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   |  



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



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



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



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



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



The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain
Cheer   |  



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



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
Quotes about Life   |  



The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain
The Birth of Ideas   |  



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



Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident.
Mark Twain
Greatness   |  



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



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



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



The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Mark Twain
Books   |  



Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Mark Twain
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.
Mark Twain
Wise   |  



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



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



Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Mark Twain
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


More Quotes: Mark Twain Quotes Page 2


Famous Quotes  |   Words of Wisdom  |   Quotes   |   Poems  |   Inspirational Stories  | Contact Us  |   About Us  |   Disclaimer   |   Disclosure  |   Privacy Policy Words of Wisdom |