Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

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

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.

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.

I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Man - a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

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

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended, yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Ideally a book would have no order to it and the reader would have to discover his own.

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.

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