Mark Twain

Country United States
Born Monday, 30 November 1835
Quotes 155
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
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Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible. Uncategorized
Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind. Uncategorized
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Uncategorized
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it. Uncategorized
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. Uncategorized
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Uncategorized
It is easier to stay out than get out. Uncategorized
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Uncategorized
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Uncategorized
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. Uncategorized
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress. Uncategorized
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. Uncategorized
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination. Uncategorized
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language. Uncategorized
In his private heart no man respects himself. Uncategorized
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Uncategorized