Mark Twain Quotes

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

Mark Twain

In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.

Mark Twain

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy must have somebody to divide it with.

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God's great cosmic joke on the human race was requiring that men and women live together in marriage

Mark Twain

Honesty: The best of all the lost arts

Mark Twain

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it

Mark Twain

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Mark Twain

When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information

Mark Twain

The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people

Mark Twain

If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth

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It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

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Iíve seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true

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