Mark Twain Quotes

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


Topics: Advice


"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


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


Topics: Funny|Life|Wisdom


"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


"He laughs best who laughs least."
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice|Laughter


"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
Mark Twain


Topics: Death|Life


"As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!"
Mark Twain


Topics: Insects|Life|Wisdom


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


Topics: Halloween|Moon


 


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


Topics: Diamonds|Wisdom|Witty


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


Topics: Happiness


"A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants."
Mark Twain


Topics: Funny|Lies|Life|Truth


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


Topics: Advice|Kindness|Language|Life


"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


"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
Mark Twain


Topics: Animals|Cats|Dogs


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


Topics: Spring|Weather


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


Topics: Books|Wine


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


Topics: Funny|Health


"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


"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain."
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice|Money|Wisdom


"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain


Topics: Advice|Funny

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