Mark Twain Quotes

Date of Birth: November 30, 1835    Date of Death: April 21, 1910

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and one of America's most famous literary icons. Below is a compilation of famous Mark Twain quotes. Who said finding good quotes was difficult? Browse our large collection and inspire yourself and others.

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

Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth.  ~ Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.  ~ Mark Twain

Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.  ~ 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

Golf is a good walk spoiled.  ~ 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

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

Last week I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement.  ~ Mark Twain

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

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

Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.  ~ Mark Twain

Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you."   ~ Mark Twain

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

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.  ~ Mark Twain

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.  ~ Mark Twain

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

Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.  ~ Mark Twain

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.  ~ Mark Twain

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.  ~ Mark Twain

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

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.  ~ Mark Twain

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.  ~ Mark Twain

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.  ~ Mark Twain

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.  ~ Mark Twain

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.  ~ Mark Twain

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.  ~ Mark Twain

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.  ~ Mark Twain

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.  ~ Mark Twain

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.  ~ Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.  ~ Mark Twain

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.  ~ Mark Twain

All things in moderation, including moderation.  ~ Mark Twain

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.  ~ Mark Twain

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

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.  ~ Mark Twain

The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.  ~ Mark Twain

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.  ~ Mark Twain

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

Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.  ~ Mark Twain

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.  ~ Mark Twain

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.  ~ Mark Twain

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

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.  ~ Mark Twain

Denial is much more then an Egyptian River.  ~ Mark Twain

It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.  ~ Mark Twain

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.  ~ Mark Twain

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.  ~ Mark Twain

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.  ~ Mark Twain

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.  ~ Mark Twain

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