MARK TWAIN Quotes

In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.

Mark Twain

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain

God's great cosmic joke on the human race was requiring that men and women live together in marriage

Mark Twain

Honesty: The best of all the lost arts

Mark Twain

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

Mark Twain

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Mark Twain

When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information

Mark Twain

The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people

Mark Twain

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth

Mark Twain

Iíve seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true

Mark Twain

I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

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I've had thousands of problems in my life, most of which never actually happened.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards

Mark Twain
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