Best Mark Twain Quotes – Author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain is the pet name of super famous American writer, humorist, and entrepreneur, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was one of the most popular and known as the greatest humorist in the united states. He authored famous novels such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

In this article, we have curated some famous quotes by Mark Twain. It will help you to get an idea about his humor and thinking. So, without further ado let’s get into it. 

List of Best Mark Twain Quotes

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

10. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

12. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

14. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

19. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

23. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

29. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

31. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

37. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

41. “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

49. “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.”

― Mark Twain

50. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

53. “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.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

58. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

60. “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

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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

― Mark Twain

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