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.
I like the one on courage Alex. I need to wear that one on my heart. I think I keep searching for the absence of fear and there’s really no such thing. Gr8at reminder. Thanks!
Glad you liked it 🙂
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Of course I always know this one!
My favourite of his is “I never let my schooling get in the way of my education”.
Nice 🙂 He had so many great ones, could easily have done 18.
Mark Twain is my favorite writer. I actually took an honors course in college about him. Such a great writer, and so many great quotes. If he were alive today, you know he would easily have the greatest Twitter posts!
His short stories weren’t bad either. Luck is my favourite of his. But he was just so funny too. Try reading this with a straight face https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/lines-of-the-day-marktwain/
The world owes me nothing. How silly I have been! Thanks, Mark 😀
Cynical and pretty much nailed on 🙂
Awesome. Love every last one of these. 🙂
Funny and poignant is such a great mix for anyone to have 🙂