Mark Twain Quotes

Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.

Mark Twain

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain

Mark Twain

I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

New Year's Day - Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

Mark Twain

We [Americans] are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.

Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain

His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere

Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

Mark Twain

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

Mark Twain

The poetry is all in the anticipation, for there is none in reality

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The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

He had only one vanity; he thought he could give advice better than any other person

Mark Twain
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