Mark Twain

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Among his writings are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In 1865, his humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published, based on... More

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Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain #Age

Photo of Mark Twain Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain #Age

Photo of Mark Twain Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain #Anger

Photo of Mark Twain Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain #Anger

Photo of Mark Twain When angry, count to four when very angry, swear.
Mark Twain #Age #Life

Photo of Mark Twain Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Mark Twain #Best #Government #Money

Photo of Mark Twain We have the best government that money can buy.
Mark Twain #Best #Money

Photo of Mark Twain Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Mark Twain #Best

Photo of Mark Twain Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
Mark Twain #Business #Time

Photo of Mark Twain Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain #Business #Good

Photo of Mark Twain It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Mark Twain #Business #Good

Photo of Mark Twain Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Mark Twain #Communication

Photo of Mark Twain A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Mark Twain #Courage #Fear

Photo of Mark Twain Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain #Courage

Photo of Mark Twain It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain #Death #Fear #Life #Time

Photo of 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 #Death

Photo of Mark Twain I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain #Death

Photo of Mark Twain The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
Mark Twain #Death #Fear

Photo of Mark Twain Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Mark Twain #Education #God

Photo of Mark Twain In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Mark Twain #Education

Photo of Mark Twain Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
Mark Twain #Education

Photo of Mark Twain I've never let my school interfere with my education.
Mark Twain #Education

Photo of Mark Twain Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain #Education

Photo of Mark Twain Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
Mark Twain #Education

Photo of Mark Twain I never let schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain #Education

Photo of Mark Twain Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.