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80 Quotes by Mark Twain
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.
Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
The world owes you nothing. It was here 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.
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
A successful book is not made of what is in it, but of what is left out of it.
It is wiser to find out than suppose.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.
The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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.
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
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.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
There’s one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he’s crooked.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.
I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
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.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.