Best 100 Quotes by Mark Twain on Humor, Truth, Action, Work

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes

1. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

2. Golf is a good walk, spoiled. – Mark Twain

3. When in doubt, tell the truth. – Mark Twain

4. Hunger is the handmaid of genius. – Mark Twain

5. All kings is mostly rapscallions. – Mark Twain

6. Be good, and you will be lonesome. – Mark Twain

7. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. – Mark Twain

8. Modesty died when clothes were born. – Mark Twain

9. Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain

10. It is easier to stay out than get out. – Mark Twain

11. The public is merely a multiplied ‘me.’ – Mark Twain

12. Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. – Mark Twain

13. Be virtuous, and you will be eccentric. – Mark Twain

14. Buy land. They’re not making it anymore. – Mark Twain

15. The heart is the real fountain of youth. – Mark Twain

16. It is wiser to find out than to suppose. – Mark Twain

17. Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. – Mark Twain

18. The lack of money is the root of all evil. – Mark Twain

19. Necessity is the mother of taking chances. – Mark Twain

20. A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies. – Mark Twain

21. Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. – Mark Twain

22. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. – Mark Twain

23. Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. – Mark Twain

24. How empty is theory in the presence of fact! – Mark Twain

25. Pity is for the living. Envy is for the dead. – Mark Twain

26. Circumstances make man, not man circumstances. – Mark Twain

27. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

28. Virtue has never been as respectable as money. – Mark Twain

29. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Mark Twain

30. Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. – Mark Twain

31. Prosperity is the best protector of principle. – Mark Twain

32. I can live for two months on a good compliment. – Mark Twain

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33. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

34. Name the greatest of all, inventors. Accidents. – Mark Twain

35. Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. – Mark Twain

36. Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. – Mark Twain

37. A man cannot be comfortable without his approval. – Mark Twain

38. Love is a madness; if thwarted, it develops fast. – Mark Twain

39. Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to. – Mark Twain

40. One is apt to overestimate beauty when it is rare. – Mark Twain

41. When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. – Mark Twain

42. Nothing is made in vain, but the fly came near it. – Mark Twain

43. All generalisations are false, including this one. – Mark Twain

44. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. – Mark Twain

45. Words are only painted fire; a look is fire itself. – Mark Twain

46. I make it a rule never to smoke while I’m sleeping. – Mark Twain

47. Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company. – Mark Twain

48. Classic: A book which people praise and don’t read. – Mark Twain

49. Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. – Mark Twain

50. Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it. – Mark Twain

51. Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. – Mark Twain

52. A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. – Mark Twain

53. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. – Mark Twain

54. Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most. – Mark Twain

55. The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog. – Mark Twain

56. The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. – Mark Twain

57. Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it. – Mark Twain

58. Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else. – Mark Twain

59. After a few months’ acquaintances with European coffee, – Mark Twain

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60. Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it. – Mark Twain

61. Put all your eggs in one basket — and watch that basket! – Mark Twain

62. Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. – Mark Twain

63. The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it. – Mark Twain

64. Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. – Mark Twain

65. Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. – Mark Twain

66. A good marriage is the union of the two good forgiveness. – Mark Twain

67. Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t. – Mark Twain

68. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain

69. If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

70. Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. – Mark Twain

71. Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. – Mark Twain

72. Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most. – Mark Twain

73. The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. – Mark Twain

74. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

75. Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain

76. I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. – Mark Twain

77. The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. – Mark Twain

78. Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. – Mark Twain

79. Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. – Mark Twain

80. Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul. – Mark Twain

81. Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late. – Mark Twain

82. When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. – Mark Twain

83. The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. – Mark Twain

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84. Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. – Mark Twain

85. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all. – Mark Twain

86. When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one. – Mark Twain

87. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. – Mark Twain

88. I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. – Mark Twain

89. There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Mark Twain

90. To succeed in life, you need two things ignorance and confidence. – Mark Twain

91. The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. – Mark Twain

92. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Mark Twain

93. I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don’t know. – Mark Twain

94. New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin. – Mark Twain

95. I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened. – Mark Twain

96. No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon. – Mark Twain

97. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. – Mark Twain

98. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain

99. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

100. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life. – Mark Twain

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