Mark Twain Quotes

Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity- these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them.

Mark Twain

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

Mark Twain

Editor is a critic. He has pulled out his carving-knife and his tomahawk and is starting after a book which he is going to have for breakfast.

Mark Twain

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

Mark Twain

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Mark Twain

The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.

Mark Twain

An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.

Mark Twain

Intellectual ‘work’ is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.

Mark Twain

The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny.

Mark Twain

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.

Mark Twain

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Mark Twain

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

MARK TWAIN

I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.

Mark Twain

The rain is famous for falling on the just and unjust alike, but if I had the management of such affairs I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust out doors I would drown him.

Mark Twain

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

Mark Twain

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it aint so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.

Mark Twain
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