24 Inspirational Quotes by Mark Twain


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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835 - 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur. He was lauded as the 'greatest humorist this country has produced'.

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain  


In 20 years, you will be more disappointed in the things that you didn't do than the ones you actually did. So sail away from your safe harbor and dare to dream, explore and discover

Mark Twain  


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain  


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

Mark Twain  


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain  


Never regret anything that made you smile.

Mark Twain  


If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain  


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain  


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

Mark Twain  


I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Mark Twain  


He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.

Mark Twain  


All generalizations are false, including this one.

Mark Twain  


A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.

Mark Twain  


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

Mark Twain  


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain  


Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.

Mark Twain  


All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Mark Twain  


October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.

Mark Twain  


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  


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

Mark Twain  


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  


Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain  


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Mark Twain  


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

Mark Twain  



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