Mark Twain Famous Thoughts

Mark Twain Famous Thoughts


Mark Twain Famous Thoughts

“Always obey your parents when they are present.”

“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.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“Always respect your superiors; if you have any.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.”

“There is no sadder thing than a young pessimist‚ except an old optimist.”

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

“May you always keep your youth.”

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

“An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven’t been done before.”

“Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.”

“We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.”

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.”

“Be good and you will be lonesome.”

“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”

“Honor is a harder master than law.”

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity — another man’s I mean.”

“Do your duty today and repent tomorrow”

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

“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.”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

“Books are the liberated spirits of men.”

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

“If books are not good company, where will I find it?”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

“Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”

“A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”

“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.”

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

“To eat is human…to digest‚ divine.”

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

“Character is the architect of achievements.”

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”

“Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.”

“The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”

“I was born modest‚ but it didn’t last.”

“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”

“Prosperity is the best protector of principle.”

“Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile.”

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to हवे accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”

“Travel is fatal to prejudice.”

“When in doubt‚ tell the truth.”

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

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