MARK TWAIN Quotes

Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more - restful.

Mark Twain

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.

Mark Twain

The lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend is immortal.

Mark Twain

Half of the results of a good intentions are evil; half the results of an evil intention are good.

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

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

The rain is famous for falling on the just and unjust alike, but if I had the management of such affairs I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust out doors I would drown him.

Mark Twain

Better a broken promise than none at all.

Mark Twain

To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.

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
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