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Mark Twain – American Author & Humourist

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Mark Twain – American Author & Humourist

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)is a pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, an American writer and humorist.
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Mark Twain Quotes

”Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Mark Twain

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A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
~Mark Twain
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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
-Mark Twain

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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
-Mark Twain

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Adam was but human -this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.
– Mark Twain
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Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man – the biography of the man himself cannot be written.
– Mark Twain

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Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.
– Mark Twain

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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
– Mark Twain

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
– Mark Twain
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Damn the subjunctive. It brings all our writers to shame.
– Mark Twain
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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
– Mark Twain

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“Education : The path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”
-Mark Twain

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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
– Mark Twain

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
– Mark Twain

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Heaven for climate; hell for society.
– Mark Twain
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Humour is mankind’s greatest blessing.
– Mark Twain
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I like criticism, but it must be my way.
– Mark Twain
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I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won’t.
~Mark Twain
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If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
~Mark Twain
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“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain


Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths.  No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
~Mark Twain


Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
-Mark Twain

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Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
– Mark Twain
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Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
~Mark Twain
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One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
~ Mark Twain
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Put all your eggs in one basket – and watch that basket.
– Mark Twain

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“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”
~ Mark Twain

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
~Mark Twain

Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.
~Mark Twain
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Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
~Mark Twain
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
– Mark Twain


Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.
~Mark Twain
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When angry, count four, when very angry, swear.
– Mark Twain

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