Quotes by Mark Twain


When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
– Mark Twain
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
– Mark Twain
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
– Mark Twain
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
– Mark Twain
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
– Mark Twain
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
– Mark Twain
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
– Mark Twain
Adam and Eve had many advantages but the principal one was that they escaped teething.
– Mark Twain
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
– Mark Twain
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
– Mark Twain
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
– Mark Twain
All generalizations are false, including this one.
– Mark Twain
All say, How hard it is that we have to die - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
– 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
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
– Mark Twain
Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
– Mark Twain
Better a broken promise than none at all.
– Mark Twain
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
– Mark Twain
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
– Mark Twain
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
– Mark Twain