Mark Twain Quotes and Sayings

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
~Classic Mark Twain on Action.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
~Mark Twain on Courage, which truly suggests that even the most courageous can be afraid. The only difference is that he can conquer it, and I may add that he often use it to his advantage.

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
~And with the right attitude, practice and some perseverance, he sure can fit any hole.

Better a broken promise than none at all.
~Some people might disagree on this, but sometime false hope is better than no hope. Like they say, there is hope from the sea but not from the Grave.

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.

Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

A person who doesn’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
~This is one my favorite quotes by Mark Twain that have reminded me over the years that I need to read more

‘Classic.’ A book which people praise and don’t read.

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.

~This doesn’t mean that neat and tidiness is important, and I for one, give a lot of importance to Appearance also, because it is what is going to give a First impression, but it is not so important as a tidy soul.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
~He never did trust the Newspapers, which is ever so true even today. And when he compares it to the advertisements, you can assume the state of affairs.

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
~You can also take this message to be “Don’t procrastinate” because what you can do tomorrow, you can do today!

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 on Anger

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
~Famous Mark Twain quote on Age.

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

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