Mark Twain Quotes


Mark Twain Quotes
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity another man's I mean.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.