Mark Twain Quotes

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Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

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

 

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

 

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

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

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

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.

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

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

 

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.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

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.

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