Mark Twain Quotes

40 Mark Twain Quotes On Accomplishment And Success

Who was Mark Twain?

Mark Twain was an American entrepreneur, humorist, lecturer, and writer. He was hailed as “the greatest comedian.” His full name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Mark Twain was his pen name. He was born on November 30, 1835, in the United States. Twain is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of all time.

When did Mark Twain start writing?

On February 3, 1863, he first used his pen name. The Innocent abroad was his first book published in 1869. Two years later he wrote his second book Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He wrote a total of 28 books in his lifetime.

What was the key to the success of Mark Twain?

His stories and novels are known for their humor, clear details, and memorable characters. His most famous works are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer both classics in United States literature. Twain’s writings challenged the fundamental issues facing the United States of his day.

What did Mark Twain die from?

At the age of 74, he died from a heart attack. He died on 21 April 1910 in Redding. Almighty has said there is no doubt about it: “Now these are two incalculable devils. They came together, they should go out together.” Twain’s prediction was correct.

1. “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”  – Mark Twain

2. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”  – Mark Twain

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

4. “Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.” – Mark Twain

5. “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

6. “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

7. “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

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

9. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

10. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” – Mark Twain

11. “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

12. “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

13. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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

15. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

16. “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. ” – Mark Twain

17. “Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain

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

19. “Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.” – Mark Twain

20. “I don’t remember my first lie; I was too young. But I do remember my second.” – Mark Twain

21. “Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.” – Mark Twain

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

23. “With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.” – Mark Twain

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

25. “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.” – Mark Twain

26. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

27. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

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

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

30. “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” – Mark Twain

31. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

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

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

34. “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

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

36. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain

37. “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

38. “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” – Mark Twain

39. “Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

40. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

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