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.


Life would be infinitely better if we could be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.     

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.     

Mark Twain

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.     

Mark Twain

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.     

Mark Twain

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.     

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience     

Mark Twain

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.     

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.     

Mark Twain

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection     

Mark Twain

Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth     

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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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.     

Mark Twain

Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.     

Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.     

Mark Twain

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.     

Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.     

Mark Twain

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one's lifetime.     

Mark Twain

All say, How hard it is that we have to die—a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.     

Mark Twain

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.     

Mark Twain

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.     

Mark Twain

The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.     

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.     

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The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.     

Mark Twain

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

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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.     

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain