Best 100+ Mark Twain Quotes About Life

Best 100+ Mark Twain Quotes About Life
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Best 100+ Mark Twain Quotes About Life...

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

|--- Mark Twain

 

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

|--- Mark Twain

 

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

|--- Mark Twain

 

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.

|--- Mark Twain

 

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

|--- Mark Twain

 

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

All generalizations are false, including this one.

|--- Mark Twain

 

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

|--- Mark Twain

 

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

 

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Better a broken promise than none at all.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.

|--- Mark Twain

 

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

|--- Mark Twain

 

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

|--- Mark Twain

 

He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I can live for two months on a good compliment.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I make it a rule never to smoke while I'm sleeping.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I never let schooling interfere with my education.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

|--- Mark Twain

 

I've never let my school interfere with my education.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.

|--- Mark Twain

 

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.

|--- Mark Twain

 

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

|--- Mark Twain

 

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

It is easier to stay out than get out.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

It used to take me all vacation to grow a new hide in place of the one they flogged off me during school term.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

|--- Mark Twain

 

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Man - a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.

|--- Mark Twain

 

My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

|--- Mark Twain

 

No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Not until you become a stranger to yourself will you be able to make acquaintance with the Friend.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.

|--- Mark Twain

 

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial we.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The Public is merely a multiplied me.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

|--- Mark Twain

 

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.

|--- Mark Twain

 

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.

|--- Mark Twain

 

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.

|--- Mark Twain

 

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

|--- Mark Twain

 

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.

|--- Mark Twain

 

We are all alike, on the inside.

|--- Mark Twain

 

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

|--- Mark Twain

 

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.

|--- Mark Twain

 

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.

|--- Mark Twain

 

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

|--- Mark Twain

 

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.

|--- Mark Twain

 

When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.

|--- Mark Twain

 

When in doubt tell the truth.

|--- Mark Twain

 

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

|--- Mark Twain

 

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.

|--- Mark Twain

 

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

|--- Mark Twain

 

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Words are only painted fire; a book is the fire itself.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

|--- Mark Twain

 

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

|--- Mark Twain

 

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

|--- Mark Twain

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