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Quotes By Mark Twain

Nationality
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DOB
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30-11-1835
DOD
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21-04-1910
While speaking of legends from the world of literature, this man’s accomplishments definitely deserves a mention. Some of these man’s works have left a lasting impression on the minds of many and have even inspired a few to embrace writing as a medium of expression. Like many other greats of the world, this writer too belonged to a humble economic background and faced a lot of adversities during his younger days. When he was barely eleven, this eminent personality lost his father to Pneumonia and had to even give up on his education to make ends meet. The young lad had to assist a printer to afford a meal following the demise of his parent. A few years later, this acclaimed writer revealed his creative side to the world, when several sketches of his were published in the ‘Hannibal Journal’. The youngster kept himself busy with a few trysts as a printer, but couldn't continue his studies which ended abruptly. However, this man started educating himself by taking time off his busy schedules and confining himself to public libraries for a fixed duration, on a daily basis. In his own words, this kind of education enhanced the writer’s personality a lot more compared to the way a school would prepare a ward for the difficult world. This writer’s life took a dramatic turn after an article of his, which was published in the newspaper ‘Territorial Enterprise’, received immense acclaim. Since then, there has been no looking back for this creative genius and most of his works such as ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ became milestones in English literature. Yes, you guessed that right, we are talking about none other than the renowned author Mark Twain.

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn′t know.

- Mark Twain

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

- Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

- The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain , Mark Twain

A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.

- Mark Twain

But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

- Mark Twain

I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

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.

- Mark Twain

Don′t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

- Mark Twain

God created war so that Americans would learn geography.

- Mark Twain

Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose peace and whose refuge are for us all. The soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

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.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

- Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings , Mark Twain

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

- Pudd'nhead Wilson , Mark Twain

There are many humorous things in the world: among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.

- Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World , Mark Twain

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.

- Mark Twain

New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week, you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

- Mark Twain

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

- Mark Twain

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!

- Mark Twain

So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.

- Mark Twain

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

- Mark Twain

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

- Mark Twain

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

- Mark Twain

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

- Mark Twain

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

- Mark Twain

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.

- Mark Twain

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

- Mark Twain

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

- Mark Twain

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