Mark Twain Quotes

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"Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all."
Mark Twain


Topics: Diamonds|Wisdom|Witty


"Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late."
Mark Twain


Topics: Funny|Life|Wisdom


"He laughs best who laughs least."
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice|Laughter


"Pity is for living, envy is for dead"
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice|Pity|Wisdom


"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
Mark Twain


Topics: Ability|Advantages|Books|Reading


"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice|Kindness|Language|Life


"Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company."
Mark Twain


Topics: Funny|Life


"In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours."
Mark Twain


Topics: Spring|Weather


 


"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


Topics: Bravery|Courage|Patriotism


"Be good and you will be lonely."
Mark Twain


Topics: Funny|Funny Advice|Life|Loneliness|Wisdom


"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


Topics: Advice|Inspirational


"A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all."
Mark Twain


Topics: Crime|Pirates|Royalty


"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
Mark Twain


Topics: Funny|Health


"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. "
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice


"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
Mark Twain


Topics: Happiness


"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
Mark Twain


Topics: Imagination


"If you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward. You will never get her full confidence again."
Mark Twain


Topics: Cats|Confidence|Dignity|Reserve


"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."
Mark Twain


Topics: Joy|Love|Marriage


"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water."
Mark Twain


Topics: Books|Wine


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


Topics: Halloween|Moon

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