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

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mark Twain Quotes


We all have thoughts that would shame the devil.
Mark Twain - Notebooks (1935)

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
Mark Twain - Speech in NYC, Jan. 22, 1906

 The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way.
Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain - Following the Equator

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
Mark Twain

The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible.
Mark Twain

Golf is a good walk, ruined.
Mark Twain - Following the Equator (1897)

Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.
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

Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain - (attributed)

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain

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

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Mark Twain

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

 Sacred cows make the best hamburgers.
Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds upon the heel that crushes it.
Mark Twain

I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces.
Mark Twain



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