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Famous Mark Twain Quotes

Updated on October 10, 2014

Famous Mark Twain Quotes To Guide You

Famous Mark Twain Quotes is a collection of quotes by Mark Twain that make us think and agree with the truth in the words.

Mark Twain is refreshingly honest and vivid with his words that makes his quotes and sayings well loved.

Mark Twain rightfully guides us in this quote

"Don't live in the past, don't ponder about the future, stay at the PRESENT moment NOW...always."

You can read and enjoy more Famous Mark Twain Quotes below

Mark Twain Sayings

Let your joy be unconfined!

~ Mark Twain ~

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

~ Mark Twain ~

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

~ Mark Twain ~

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

~ Mark Twain ~

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.

~ Mark Twain ~

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.

~ Mark Twain ~

Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

~ Mark Twain ~

The Autobiography of Mark Twain

"Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has the marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."--From the Introduction by Charles Neider

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Mark Twain Education Quotes - Mark Twain On Education

We are all stupid, just on different subjects

~ Mark Twain ~

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them

~ Mark Twain ~

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

~ Mark Twain ~

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody has read.

~ Mark Twain ~

Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook-an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race-contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings.


Attitude Quotes By Mark Twain - Mark twain on positive attitude

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval."

~ Mark Twain ~

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."

~ Mark Twain ~

"We are all alike, on the inside."

~ Mark Twain ~

"I can live for two months on one good compliment."

~ Mark Twain ~

"Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest."

~ Mark Twain ~

"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles but most of them never happened. "

~ Mark Twain ~

Mark Twain Famous Quotes - Mark Twain Success Quotes

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

~ Mark Twain ~

Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

~ Mark Twain ~

Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life."

~ 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 ~

The Quotable Mark Twain

Here are more than 1,800 quotations, organized from A-to-Z, from America's consummate author--Mark Twain. A must-have for all Twain collectors,


Mark Twain On Work - Mark Twain Work Quotes

"Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do.

Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do."

~ Mark Twain ~

"The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. "

~ Mark Twain ~

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

~ Mark Twain ~

"Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions."

~ Mark Twain ~

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

~ Mark Twain ~

"The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks,and then starting on the first one."

~ Mark Twain ~

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      DMWaters 5 years ago

      He is by far my favorite author and As a boy I read Tom Sawyer about 10 times!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      What wonderful quotes and very enjoyabel lens.

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      JesseWJames 5 years ago

      Great Quotes

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wish Twain was around today. We could use him.

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      dilipsvarma 6 years ago

      Mark Twain is one of a kind

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Really beautiful quotes, specially the one on anger. Lensrolling it to my Lens on Quotes, Proverbs, and sayings.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great stuff.

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      vernessataylor lm 7 years ago

      Wisdom (and great quotes) never go out of style. Thanks for compiling so many wonderful ones all in one place. Thumbs up!

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      caketech 7 years ago

      I love to read the works of Mark Twain. Great inspirational and truthful quotes here! Sprinkling some Angel dust on my way through!

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      spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      Yep I'm feeling inspired! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope my dreams do come true. The good ones though.. lol

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      He sure had a way with words. Time for me to go back and reread some of his books and short stories.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Great collection of Mark Twain quotes!