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Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

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  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835April 21, 1910) is more commonly known as Mark Twain, an American humorist, novelist, writer and teacher. Mark Twain; It is the author of the famous children’s novel Tom Sawyer’s Adventures. Another famous work, Huckleberry Finn’s Adventure novel, is considered by some literary writers as the first great work of American literature.

 

  • Mark Twain has strived to describe the beauty of smile, how bad it is to be captive, and has published 30 books with the Mark Twain signature, a maritime idiom that means “two fathers deep“. Mark Twain, one of the first buyers of the typewriter, is known as the first novelist to write a typewriter, but there are disagreements about which work (Tom Sawyer or Missisippi’s Life) is the first novel to be written in a typewriter.

 

  • He was popular among the people in his time. At the height of his career, his era is considered to be the most important American celebrity.
  • Mark Twain had many famous friends such as William Dean Howells, Booker T. Washington, Nikola Tesla, Helen Keller and Henry Huttleston Rogers. His friend William Faulkner honored Twain as “the first true American writer and we are all his heirs“.

 

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  • Mark Twains major works and books
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Life on the Mississippi
  • The Diary of Adam and Eve
  • The Innocents Abroad
  • Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

 

 

  • Best Mark Twain Quotes:
  • Quotes about lies, lying, memory and truth
  • “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about books, contentment, friends, friendship and life
  • Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about individuality, majority, minority, pause, reflect and wisdom
  • “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about aliteracy, attributed no source and literacy
  • “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor and procrastination
  • Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about attributed no source and education
  • “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about books, classic and reading
  • “′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about misattributed mark twain, lie and truth
  • “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about death and life
  • “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about truth
  • “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about greatness, people and ambitions
  • “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

 

  • Quotes about bookroom, books, libraries and wisdom
  • “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

 

  • Quotes about humor and writing
  • “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

 

  • Quotes about humor and politics
  • “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about living and world
  • “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about classic insult, funeral, funny and humor
  • “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about americans, god, geography and war
  • “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor and knowledge
  • “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about heartbreak
  • “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor satan, humanity
  • “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

 

  • Quotes about writing
  • “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
  • Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about patriotism and politics
  • “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about books and truth
  • “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
  • Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

 

  • Quotes about age
  • “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about death and inspirational
  • “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about books and reading
  • “Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor, men and women
  • “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about happiness and sanity
  • “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about clothing
  • “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
  • Mark Twain

 

 

 

  • Quotes about illusions and life
  • “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about animals and dogs
  • “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about arrogance, humor and ignorance
  • “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about morals
  • “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about imagination
  • “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
  • Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

 

  • Quotes about travel
  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
  • Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

 

  • Quotes about courage
  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about darkness, human nature and moon
  • “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about inspirational and kindness
  • “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about bravery, dog, famous, inspirational and valour
  • “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor
  • “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about happiness
  • “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about books and bible
  • “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about Education
  • “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor, philosophy and religion
  • “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about starting and working
  • “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about self acceptance and self esteem
  • “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor and success
  • “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about history
  • “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor and facts
  • “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about conscience, humor and memory
  • “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about austen, criticism, reading and writing
  • “I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about animals, cats, dogs, grace and reticence
  • “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about bank, bankers and humor
  • “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about definitions and forgivenes
  • “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor
  • “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”
  • Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson and Other Tales

 

  • Quotes about enlightening
  • “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor
  • “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about birth, born, day, important, life, reasons why and true
  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about humor and travel
  • “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
  • Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad

 

  • Quotes about appreciation, companionship and joy
  • “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about bravery, character, courage and moral courage
  • “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
  • Mark Twain

 

  • Quotes about love, marriage and women
  • “After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.”
  • Mark Twain, Diaries of Adam & Eve

 

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