50 Mark Twain Quotes

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Mark Twain Quotes

Read motivational Mark Twain quotes and sayings on travel, life & death. Here we share best quotes of Mark Twain with you! Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

1. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

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2. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

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3. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

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4. Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

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

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6. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

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7. When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.

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

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9. Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

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

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11. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

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12. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

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13. If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.

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

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15. When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.

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16. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

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17. The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.

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18. It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

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19. Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

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20. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

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21. Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

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22. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

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23. Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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24. Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled.

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

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26. It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

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27. One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

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28. It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

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29. Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

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

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31. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

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32. What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.

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33. Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.

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34. There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress.

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35. Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.

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36. There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress.

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37. I can live for two months on a good compliment.

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38. Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

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39. When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.

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40. We have the best government that money can buy.

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41. The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.

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42. The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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

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44. I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

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45. The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

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46. Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man’s, I mean.

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47. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

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48. No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

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49. Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

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50. The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

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