MARK TWAIN Quotes

We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things and yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy for us

Mark Twain

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency - and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency - and a vice.

Mark Twain

Be good and you will be lonesome

Mark Twain

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

Better a broken promise than none at all.

Mark Twain

France had neither winter nor summer nor morals - apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.

Mark Twain

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

Mark Twain

Humor is tragedy plus time.

Mark Twain

At 50, a man can be an ass without being an optimist but not an optimist without being an ass.

Mark Twain

Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?

Mark Twain

To be good is noble, but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.

Mark Twain

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

Mark Twain

When you ascend the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend.

Mark Twain

Be good and you will be lonely.

Mark Twain

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

Mark Twain

The holy passion of friendship is of 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
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