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.
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
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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.
Never regret anything that made you smile.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
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.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.
All generalizations are false, including this one.
A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
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.
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.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
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.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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