Collection of amazing and famous 70 Mark Twain quotes

Collection of amazing and famous 70 Mark Twain quotes

Here we've compiled a list of 70 quotes from the older famous Mark Twain quotes to new quotes by Mark Twain.

3 Mark Twain quotes

I have spent most of my life worrying about things that have never happened― Mark Twain quotes

I make it a rule never to smoke while I'm sleeping. – Mark Twain quotes

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.― Mark Twain quotes

I never let schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain quotes

I never made a success of a lecture delivered in a church yet. People are afraid to laugh in a church. They can't be made to do it in any possible way.― Mark Twain quotes

I never smoke to excess – that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time. – Mark Twain quotes

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.― Mark Twain quotes

I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.― Mark Twain quotes

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.― Mark Twain quotes

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.― Mark Twain quotes

I was sorry to have my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, Spencer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I’m not feeling so well myself.― Mark Twain quotes

I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have got so much more of it.― Mark Twain quotes

Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own. – Mark Twain quotes

If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.― Mark Twain quotes

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.― Mark Twain quotes

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. – Mark Twain quotes

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat. – Mark Twain quotes

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. – Mark Twain quotes

If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.― Mark Twain quotes

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way. – Mark Twain quotes


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 quotes


If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.― Mark Twain quotes

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 quotes

In my experience, previously counted chickens never do hatch.― Mark Twain quotes

In order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.― Mark Twain quotes

In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.― Mark Twain quotes

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.― Mark Twain quotes

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. – Mark Twain quotes

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. – Mark Twain quotes

In truth I care little about any party's politics—the man behind it is the important thing.― Mark Twain quotes

Is not this insanity plea becoming rather common? Is it not so common that the reader confidently expects to see it offered in every criminal case that comes before the courts?… Really, what we want now, is not laws against crime, but a law against insanity.― Mark Twain quotes

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. – Mark Twain quotes

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. – Mark Twain quotes

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.― Mark Twain quotes

It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.― Mark Twain quotes

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain quotes

It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected. – Mark Twain quotes

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.― Mark Twain quotes

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.― Mark Twain quotes

It is easier to stay out than get out. – Mark Twain quotes

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. – Mark Twain quotes

It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. – Mark Twain quotes

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. – Mark Twain quotes

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.― Mark Twain quotes

It will take mind and memory months and possibly years to gather together the details and thus learn and know the whole extent of the loss.― Mark Twain quotes

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.― Mark Twain quotes

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. – Mark Twain quotes

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.― Mark Twain quotes

I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.― Mark Twain quotes

I've never let my school interfere with my education. – Mark Twain quotes

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 quotes


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

Labor in loneliness is irksome.― Mark Twain quotes

Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.― Mark Twain quotes

Laws control the lesser man… Right conduct controls the greater one. – Mark Twain quotes

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

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. – Mark Twain quotes

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all. – Mark Twain quotes

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

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. – Mark Twain quotes

Lord, what an organ is human speech when it is played by a master!― Mark Twain quotes

Low comedies are written for the drawing-room, the kitchen and the stable, and if you cut out the kitchen and the stable the drawing-room can't support the play by itself.― Mark Twain quotes

Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.― Mark Twain quotes

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. – Mark Twain quotes

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain quotes


Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to. – Mark Twain quotes

Man was made at the end of the week's work, when God was tired. – Mark Twain quotes

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied. – Mark Twain quotes

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.― Mark Twain quotes


Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins. – Mark Twain quotes

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