50 Famous Mark Twain Quotes and Sayings

Mark Twain Quotes

Welcome to this expanded collection of Mark Twain quotes, now featuring 50 thought-provoking sayings, up from the original 25. Twain, known for his sharp wit and deep insight, had a unique way of expressing ideas that continue to resonate with people today. These quotes are more than just words; they are quotes that make you think, bringing a blend of humor and wisdom to everyday observations and life’s bigger questions. They capture Twain’s timeless wisdom, allowing you to see the world through his eyes. As you explore these quotes, you’ll find a delightful mix of humor and insight, all showcasing Twain’s unparalleled skill in capturing the human condition in a few well-chosen words. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, a good laugh, or a moment of introspection, Mark Twain’s quotes are sure to deliver.

50 Mark Twain Quotes

  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  2. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain
  3. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
  4. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
  5. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain
  6. “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” – Mark Twain
  7. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
  8. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
  9. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
  10. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain
  11. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
  12. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain
  13. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
  14. “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
  15. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain
  16. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  17. “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” – Mark Twain
  18. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” – Mark Twain
  19. “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” – Mark Twain
  20. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” – Mark Twain
  21. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” – Mark Twain
  22. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain
  23. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain
  24. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain
  25. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain
  26. “The secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Mark Twain
  27. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain
  28. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain
  29. “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
  30. “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” – Mark Twain
  31. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain
  32. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
  33. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain
  34. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain
  35. “The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.” – Mark Twain
  36. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain
  37. “When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.” – Mark Twain
  38. “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” – Mark Twain
  39. “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” – Mark Twain
  40. “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” – Mark Twain
  41. “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt..” – Mark Twain
  42. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain
  43. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe” – Mark Twain
  44. “Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
  45. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
  46. “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain
  47. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain
  48. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
  49. “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.” – Mark Twain
  50. “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

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