33 Mark Twain Quotes That Share The Best Secrets Of Life With Us

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We have more to learn from him than we think.

Noteworthy Mark Twain Quotes

These quotes by American writer Mark Twain go beyond your average piece of advice. As one of the country's greatest humorists, he has found some clever ways to share his thoughts.

Whether he's using eccentric metaphors or just telling bad jokes, his legacy will continue to go down in history. These Mark Twain quotes embody his adventurous and curious spirit. We can all learn a little something from them.

If you're looking for inspiration to get ahead in life, allow these thoughtful quotes to get you thinking. Live carefree, hopeful, and full of positive energy... live like Mark Twain!

Inspiring Mark Twain Quotes

  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."

  • "The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

  • "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."

  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

  • "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."

  • "A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."

  • "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."

  • "Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

  • "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."

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

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

Enlightening Mark Twain Quotes

  • "Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today."

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

  • "Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late."

  • "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

  • "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."

  • "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."

  • "All generalizations are false, including this one."

  • "If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way."

  • "When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old."

  • "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not."

Best Mark Twain Quotes

  • "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."

  • "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

  • "Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."

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

  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval."

  • "The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven."

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."

  • "A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar."

  • "Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid."

  • "Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with."

  • "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."

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