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Mark Twain Quotes About Life, Travel and Love To Inspire You

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
Published on April 3, 2018 9:00 AM EST
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Our latest collection of Mark Twain Quotes on Everyday Power Blog!

Mark Twain Quotes About Rewriting Your Life

1. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

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2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

3. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain

4. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – Mark Twain

5. “The fear of death` follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

6. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

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7. “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain

8. “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. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.” – Mark Twain

9. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

10. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

11. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain

12. “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.” – Mark Twain

13. “Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

14. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well”. – Mark Twain

15. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

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16. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

17. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain

18. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

19. “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain

20. There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he less savage than the other savages. – Mark Twain

21. Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. – Mark Twain

22. The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. – Mark Twain

23. The report of my illness grew out of his (James Clemens) illness. The report of my death was an exaggeration. – Mark Twain

24. Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. – Mark Twain

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25. There has been only one Christian. They caught him and crucified him–early – Mark Twain

26. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. – Mark Twain

27. “Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal… In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.

Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh–not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.” – Mark Twain

28. “Unconsciously we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if we examine closely we find that this standard is a very simple one, and is this: we admire them, we envy them, for great qualities we ourselves lack. Hero worship consists in just that. Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do. We find not much in ourselves to admire, we are always privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.” – Mark Twain

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