Mark Twain Quotes

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Mark Twain

The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.

Mark Twain

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Mark Twain

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

Mark Twain

The irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened

Mark Twain

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain

If you're inclined to worry, society sure has given you a good selection.

Mark Twain

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

Mark Twain

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.

Mark Twain

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's

Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

Mark Twain

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.

Mark Twain

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause

Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear

Mark Twain
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