“How come we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” – Legendary Quotes by American Author Mark Twain
Mark Twain is one of the most well-known American novelists (Mark Twain Books Australia). Mark Twain was actually the pen name of Samuel Clemens. Twain was born in Missouri on November 30, 1835. He died April 21, 1910 at the age of 74.
Mark Twain is celebrated for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
Twain was a well-regarded writer and humorist and is often quoted. We have arranged a collection of his more famous quotes for your enjoyment.
And Now The Famous Quotes of Mark Twain:
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards
We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds upon the heel that crushes it.
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.
I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment– but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880)
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.
Everything has its limit–iron ore cannot be educated into gold. – 1906
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
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