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Mark Twain Quotes

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"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Author."

"I never let schooling interfere with my education."

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."

"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."

"Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often."

"What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked."

"We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened."

"Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."

"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water."

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."

"Golf is a good walk spoiled."

"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough."

"Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat."

"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."

"I can live for two months on a good compliment."

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."

"It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."

"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed."

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