"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." — Mark Twain

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
— Mark Twain

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
— Mark Twain

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
— Mark Twain

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
— Mark Twain

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
— Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
— Mark Twain

“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
— Mark Twain

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
— Mark Twain

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
— Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
— Mark Twain

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
— Mark Twain

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
— Mark Twain

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
— Mark Twain

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
— Mark Twain

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
— Mark Twain

“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
— Mark Twain

“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
— Mark Twain

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
— Mark Twain

“Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile.”
— Mark Twain

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
— Mark Twain

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
— Mark Twain (The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain)

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
— Mark Twain

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
— Mark Twain

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
— Mark Twain (Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World)

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”
— Mark Twain

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