Mark Twain Quotes In English

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Mark Twain Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in a collection of Mark Twain quotes about life, love, politics, travel, education, future, truth, success, failure and more. Our team gives you some quotes about Mark Twain. He was born on November 30, 1835, Florida, MO. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist [the United States] has produced”, and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”. She died in April 21, 1910, Redding, CT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”

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

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

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

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

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

  • “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.”

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  • “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”

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

  • “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.”

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

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

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  • “Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”

  • “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

  • “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.”

  • “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.”

  • “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.”

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  • “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

  • “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

  • “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

  • “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

  • “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”

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  • “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

  • “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. “

  • “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”

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

  • “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

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

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

  • “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

  • “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

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

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  • “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”

  • “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”

  • “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.”

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

  • “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”

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  • “The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.”

  • “Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.”

  • “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”

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

  • “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

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  • “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

  • “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.”

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

  • “When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.”

  • “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”

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

  • “Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.”

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

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

  • “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

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  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!”

  • “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

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  • “The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.”

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

  • “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”

  • “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

  • “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”

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  • “After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.”

  • “Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.”

  • “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”

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

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

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

  • “I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.”

  • “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”

  • “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”

  • “There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”

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  • “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.”

  • “All right, then, I’ll go to hell.”

  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

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

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

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  • “Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.”

  • “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

  • “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

  • “A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

  • “The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.”

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  • “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”

  • “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he’s crooked.”

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

  • “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”

  • “A person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn’t ever going to grow dim or doubtful.”

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

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

  • “If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be—a Christian.”

  • “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”

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

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  • “Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”

  • “It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.”

  • “Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.”

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

  • “My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.”

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  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

  • “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

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

  • “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.”

  • “What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.”

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  • “Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.”

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

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

  • “Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.”

  • “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

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  • “Be good and you will be lonesome.” — Mark Twain (Following the Equator: A Journey Around the

  • “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

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

  • “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”

  • “It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech.”

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  • “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”

  • “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.”

  • “Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.”

  • “Comparison is the death of joy.”

  • “great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.”

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  • “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

  • “When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”

  • “Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.”

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

  • “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.”

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  • “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

  • “Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.”

  • “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”

  • “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. “

  • “When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.”

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  • “Don’t wake up a woman in love. Let her dream, so that she does not weep when she returns to her bitter reality”

  • “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”

  • “There isn’t time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.”

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

  • “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.”

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  • “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”

  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

  • “That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.”

  • “Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.”

  • “I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.”

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  • “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.”

  • “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

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

  • “Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.”

  • “A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.”

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  • “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

  • “Write what you know.”

  • “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.”

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

  • “Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.”

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  • “A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat — may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?”

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

  • “There is nothing so annoying as having two people talking when you’re busy interrupting.”

  • “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”

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  • “Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”

  • “It’s easy to make friends, but hard to get rid of them.”

  • “Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.”

  • “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”

  • “Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.”

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  • “The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.”

  • “Distance lends enchantment to the view.”

  • “The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened.”

  • “We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents.”

  • “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four..”

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  • “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.”

  • “Jim said that bees won’t sting idiots, but I didn’t believe that, because I tried them lots of times myself and they wouldn’t sting me.”

  • “Familiarity breeds contempt and children.”

  • “Just the omission of Jane Austen’s books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it.”

  • “A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t.”

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  • “I couldn’t bear to think about it; and yet, somehow, I couldn’t think about nothing else.”

  • “There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.”

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

  • “Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.”

  • “I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.”

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

  • “The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in heaven.”

  • “A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.”

  • “When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.”

  • “It is easier to stay out than to get out.”

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  • “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

  • “There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.”

  • “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”

  • “To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler and much less trouble.”

  • “for business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.”

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  • “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.”

  • “Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog, you learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it.”

  • “I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.”

  • “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”

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

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  • “Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.”

  • “When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.”

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

  • “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”

  • “I can last two months on a good compliment.”

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