Mark Twain Quotes

A marriage...makes of two fractional lives a whole; it gives to two purposeless lives a work, and doubles the strength of each to perform it; it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living, and something to live for; it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life.

Mark Twain

There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.

Mark Twain

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare

Mark Twain

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.

Mark Twain

Children have but little charity for one another's defects

Mark Twain

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain

Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.

Mark Twain

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain

Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it.

Mark Twain

There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it

Mark Twain

Perseverance is a principle that should be commendable in those who have judgment to govern it

Mark Twain

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.

Mark Twain

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Mark Twain
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