Born Samuel Longhorn Clemence, Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) was a gifted writer, especially notable for ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’. He was also an incredibly funny and poignant man. Here are eight of his most legendary quotes.
Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
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.
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.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.