Mark Twain Quotes

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.


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


It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.


Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.


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


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


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.


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.



If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.


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


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


Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.


Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.


There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.


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


The lack of money is the root of all evil.


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


Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.


Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.