MARK TWAIN Quotes

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

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

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

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten

Mark Twain

To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.

Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

[Education] consists mainly in what we have unlearned.

Mark Twain

Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.

Mark Twain

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain

Mark Twain

I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices

Mark Twain

The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny

Mark Twain
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