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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can somehow become great

Quotes by Mark Twain



The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective

as a rightly times pause. – Mark Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

– Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

– Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

– Mark Twain

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard

and give you an opportunity to commit more. – Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and almost the right word

is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. – Mark Twain

Do something everyday that you don’t want to do. – Mark Twain Quote

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining,

but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. – Mark Twain Quote

Take your mind out every now and then and dance on it. It is getting all caked up.

– Mark Twain

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.

The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

– Mark Twain

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist,

but you have ceased to live. – Mark Twain

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

– Mark Twain

Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid,

the vast limits of their knowledge. – Mark Twain

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man,

but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. – Mark Twain

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.

The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments

slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. – Mark Twain

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

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain

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. – Mark Twain

An Englishman is a person who does things

because they have been done before. An American is a person

who does things because they haven’t been done before. – Mark Twain

I am different from Washington. I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won’t. – Mark Twain

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as 

if she has laid an asteroid.  – Mark Twain