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Mark Twain Quotes

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
- Mark Twain

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

"Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
- Mark Twain

"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."
- Mark Twain

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

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

"Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company."
- Mark Twain

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
- Mark Twain

"Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it."
- Mark Twain

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

"Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read."
- 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

"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."
- Mark Twain

"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
- Mark Twain

"In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them."
- Mark Twain

"Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
- Mark Twain

"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."
- 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

"I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know."
- Mark Twain

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been."
- Mark Twain
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