MARK TWAIN Quotes

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

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.

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

New Year's Day - Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

Mark Twain

We [Americans] are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.

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

Mark Twain

His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere

Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

Mark Twain
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