32 Mind-Blowing Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain was an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher, and humorist. Operating under this infamous pen name, Twain was known as the father of American literature. With a lifetime of achievements obtained during his life, here is a look at some of his most notable Mark Twain quotes to remember.

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

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

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”

“Classic – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

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

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

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

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

“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”

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

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

“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.”

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

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

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

“When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.”

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

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”

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