The 30 Best Classic Mark Twain Quotes


We’ve all had to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in school. If you’re one of those people who enjoyed the book, then you’ll enjoy these Mark Twain quotes as well.

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain wasn’t just a writer but also an inventor, entrepreneur and lecturer. He was known as the greatest American humorist of his age. Apart from his humorous writings, Mark Twain became known for his radical views about civil rights and imperialism, too.

In this post, Saying Images shares with you some of the most famous Mark Twain quotes. Be inspired to love, travel and live life to the fullest.

Famous Mark Twain Quotes

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

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Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.


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If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

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


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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

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Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

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The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.

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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.


Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and peopl who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is crowded.

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.

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The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn’t detect.

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

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Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

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

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People who always feel jolly, no matter where they are or what happens to them—who have the organ of hope preposterously developed—who are endowed with an uncongealable sanguine temperament—who never feel concerned about the price of corn—and who cannot, by any possibility, discover any but the bright side of a picture—are very apt to go to extremes, and exaggerate with 40-horse microscopic power.

The lack of money is the root of all evil.

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Spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spiritual complexion, angularities, and stature of the individual who wears it.

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Part of the success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

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The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.

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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

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