MARK TWAIN Quotes

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

"Classic": A book which people praise but don't read.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

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

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

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

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

Mark Twain

I have found out there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them

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
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