Quotes by 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
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
– Mark Twain
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
– Mark Twain
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
– Mark Twain
Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out.
– Mark Twain
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
– Mark Twain
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
– Mark Twain
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
– Mark Twain
Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.
– Mark Twain
'Don't you worry, and don't you hurry.' I know that phrase by heart, and if all other music should perish out of the world it would still sing to me.
– Mark Twain
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
– Mark Twain
Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty - the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
– Mark Twain
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.
– Mark Twain
Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
– Mark Twain
Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
– Mark Twain
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
– Mark Twain
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
– Mark Twain