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Mark Twain Quotes

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Mark Twain quotes: here are the most memorable sayings from the late, legendary writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain).

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

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“Don’t wait.  The time will never be just right.”

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

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

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

“Give everyday the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.”

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare for a good impromptu speech.”

“The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.”

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.”

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose.”

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

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

“Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.”

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

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

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”

“Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.”

“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble.  Courage is the foundation of integrity.”

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

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.”

“Never argue with a fool.  Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

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

“When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.”

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”

“Never try to teach a pig to sing.  You waste your time, and you annoy the pig.”

“Do something everyday that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life; most of which never happened.”

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

“Life is short.  Break the rules.  Forgive quickly.  Kiss slowly.  Love truly.  Laugh uncontrollably.  And never regret anything that makes you smile.”

“Do the right thing.  It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

“When angry, count to four.  When very angry, swear.”

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”

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

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.  And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”

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

“Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”

“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.”

Once you get through these, go straight to Stephen King’s quotes and thank me later.

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