Mark Twain Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Mark Twain quotes, Mark Twain sayings, and Mark Twain proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. Mark Twain
By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved. Mark Twain
Better a broken promise than none at all. Mark Twain
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Mark Twain
And what is a man without energy? Nothing - nothing at all. Mark Twain
Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time. Mark Twain
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them. Mark Twain
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. Mark Twain
Always do right -- this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Mark Twain
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. 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
Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies. Mark Twain
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 man. Mark Twain
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Mark Twain
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. Mark Twain
There is a great deal of human nature in people. 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
It's not the good that die young, it's the lucky. Mark Twain
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Mark Twain
Wrinkles only show where smiles have been. Mark Twain
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. Mark Twain
The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it. Mark Twain
New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Mark Twain
Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile. Mark Twain
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave. Mark Twain
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain
Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. Mark Twain
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain