MARK TWAIN Quotes

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.

Mark Twain

He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.

Mark Twain

Almost any man worthy of his salt would fight to defend his home, but no one ever heard of a man going to war for his boarding house

Mark Twain

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

Mark Twain

No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.

Mark Twain

Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it.

Mark Twain

Itís no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Mark Twain

A good legible label is usually worth, for information, a ton of significant attitude and expression in a historical picture.

Mark Twain

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Mark Twain

The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.

Mark Twain

If everybody was satisfied with himself there would be no heroes.

Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men.

Mark Twain

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain

It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.

Mark Twain
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