Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] known by his pen nameMark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced,”[2] and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature“.[3] His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884),[4] the latter often called “The Great American Novel“.

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

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

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

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.”

“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.”

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

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

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