Mark Twain

Country United States
Born Monday, 30 November 1835
Quotes 155
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
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The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. Uncategorized
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. Uncategorized
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to. Uncategorized
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you. Uncategorized
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it. Uncategorized
A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs. Uncategorized
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. Uncategorized
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter. Uncategorized
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Uncategorized
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Uncategorized
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. Uncategorized
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. Uncategorized
When in doubt, tell the truth. Uncategorized
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. Uncategorized
When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one. Uncategorized
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Uncategorized
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. Uncategorized
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people. Uncategorized
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. Uncategorized
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it. Uncategorized