MARK TWAIN Quotes

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

Mark Twain

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's

Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

I have known a great many troubles,but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

Mark Twain

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.

Mark Twain

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause

Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear

Mark Twain

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education

Mark Twain

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Mark Twain

Hunger is the handmaid of genius

Mark Twain

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Mark Twain

Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Mark Twain

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

Mark Twain

We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that

Mark Twain
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