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Best Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes About Life, Truth, Funny, Travel, Death, Relationships, Writing, Education, Love & Success! In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born, and people know him as Mark Twain because of his writing. He was an American writer, slapstick comic, businessperson, and instructor. William Faulkner referred to him as “the founder of American literature” and praised him as “the finest humorist the United States of America has generated.” His best work is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), which was followed by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter of which is frequently known as the “Great American Novel.”

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At first, he worked as an apprentice to a printer and subsequently as a typesetter for his elder brother Orion Clemens’s newspaper. Then, he works as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi before making his way west to join Orion in the Nevada desert.

In 1865, he wrote a funny story called “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” It was based on a story he heard at Angels lodge in Angels Camp, California, where he had worked as a miner for some time when the story hit around the world and even was translated into French.

Witt and satire in both prose and speech won him praise from critics and peers, and he became a friend of presidents, artists, industrialists and EU royalty because of them. Twain made a lot of money through writing and lecturing. Still, he also spent a lot of it in businesses that failed, such as the Paige Compositor, a mechanical typesetter that was too complicated and imprecise to work. On April 21, 1910, he died of a heart attack.

Best Mark Twain Quotes

1. “When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.”Mark Twain 

2. “All kings is mostly rapscallions.”- Mark Twain 

3. “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”- Mark Twain 

4. “Put all your eggs in one basket — and watch that basket!”-Mark Twain 

5. “Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well.”- Mark Twain 

6. “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” – Mark Twain 

7. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”- Mark Twain 

8. “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”- Mark Twain 

9. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”- Mark Twain 

10. “It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.”- Mark Twain 

11. “Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.”- Mark Twain 

12. “The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding their capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect.” – Mark Twain 

13. “Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.”- Mark Twain 

14. “When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”- Mark Twain 

15. “Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.”- Mark Twain 

16. “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.”- Mark Twain 

17. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”- Mark Twain 

18. “After a few months’ acquaintance with European “coffee,” one’s mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed.”-Mark Twain 

19. “Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.”- Mark Twain 

20. “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”- Mark Twain 

21. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”- Mark Twain 

22. “There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”- Mark Twain 

23. “Classic.” A book which people praise and don’t read. – Mark Twain 

24. “What’s the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”- Mark Twain 

25. “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the “lower animals” (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.”-Mark Twain 

26. “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”- Mark Twain 

27. “When a humorist ventures upon the grave concerns of life he must do his job better than another man or he works harm to his cause.”- Mark Twain 

28. “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain 

29. “What a man wants with religion in these breadless times, surpasses my comprehension.”- Mark Twain 

30. “Who would find out that I am a natural fool if I kept always cool and never let nature come to the surface? Nobody.”-Mark Twain 

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