Mark Twain Quotes

mark twain_150Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Born: November 30, 1835 - Missouri
Died: April 21, 1910 - Conneticut
Profession:  Author wiki

Samuel Clemens, better known as ‘Mark Twain’ is most well known for his two most popular books. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Twain was highly praised for his intellect, attitude, and humor. In fact, famous author William Faulkner refers to Twain as “the father of American literature”. Twain was friends with presidents, celebrities, and royalty.

One strange note about Twain. He was born around the passing of Halley’s Comet, and predicted he would die with Halley’s Comet. Years later, he died the day following that Comet. Weird.

30 Classic Mark Twain Quotes

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

2. Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn’t any. But this wrongs the jackass.

3. Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

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

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

6. Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink.

7. All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

8. Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

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

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

11.The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

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

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

14. 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.

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

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

17. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

18. “Classic.” A book which people praise and don’t read.

19. All kings are mostly rapscallions.

20. Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well.

21. Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

22. In order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.

23. What’s the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?

24. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

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

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

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

28. 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.

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

30. Civilizations proceed from the heart rather than from the head.

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