Popular Quotes by Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, and lecturer. Renowned for his wit, social commentary, and masterful storytelling, Twain remains an iconic figure in American literature. He gained widespread recognition for his classic novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and its sequel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” which captured the essence of 19th-century rural America while tackling themes of race, morality, and the human condition. His unique blend of humor and keen observation made him a prominent voice of his era, and his legacy continues to influence writers and readers alike.

  1. Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
  2. Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
  3. Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
  4. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
  5. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
  6. The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
  7. Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.
  8. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform, pause or reflect.
  9. Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
  10. Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
  11. Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
  12. The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
  13. It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
  14. Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
  15. Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
  16. The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
  17. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
  18. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
  19. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
  20. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

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