Mark Twain Quotes

This page is a collection of Mark Twain Quotes.


Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better know by his pen name Mark twain, was an American author and humorist. Famous for his novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

I put this collection together to showcase some of my favorite Mark Twain Quotes.  Enjoy!


The dream-marks are all present;
you should have recognized them earlier.



Nothing exists; all is a dream.
God-man-the world-the sun,
the moon, the wilderness of stars-a dream, all a dream;
they have no existence.
Nothing exists save empty space-and you!



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



The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.



The man who doesn't read good books
has no advantage over the man who can't read them.



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.



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



Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.



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I was gratified to be able to answer promptly.
I said I don't know.



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



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



Always do right.
This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.



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



The way to learn to do things is to do things.
The way to learn a trade is to work at it.
Success teaches how to succeed.
Begin with the determination to succeed
and the work is half done already.



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



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



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



Habit is habit
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.



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



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



Life would be infinitely happier
if we could only be born at the age of eighty
and gradually approach eighteen.



I can live for two months on a good compliment.



I have been through some terrible things in my life,
some of which actually happened.



I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.



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.



Time cools, time clarifies;
no mood can be maintained quite unaltered
through the course of hours.



When in doubt, tell the truth.



Buy land, they're not making it anymore.



A person with a new idea is a crank
until the idea succeeds.



Many a small thing has been made large
by the right kind of advertising.



Name the greatest of all inventors.
Accident.



If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.



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.



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


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