Mark Twain Best Quotes


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

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

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

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

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

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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

If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.

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

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

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.

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

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

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

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

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

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


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