Mark Twain Quotes

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

When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.

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

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Mark Twain

It’s 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

You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

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
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