MARK TWAIN Quotes

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

Mark Twain

Optimist: Day-dreamer more elegantly spelled

Mark Twain

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

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

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

Mark Twain

One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself

Mark Twain

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

Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it

Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Mark Twain

It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible

Mark Twain
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