Top 10 Quotes by Mark Twain

Mark Twain

My brother had just been appointed Secretary of Nevada Territory--an office of such majesty that it concentrated in itself the duties and dignities of Treasurer, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and Acting Governor in the Governor's absence. A salary of eighteen hundred dollars a year and the title of "Mr. Secretary," gave to the great position an air of wild and imposing grandeur. I was young and ignorant, and I envied my brother.

Mark Twain
All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten.
Mark Twain

I find that the further I go back, the better things were, whether they happened or not.

Mark Twain
If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
Mark Twain

Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.

Mark Twain
After my marriage she edited everything I wrote. And what is more, she not only edited my works, she edited me.
Mark Twain

The darling mispronunciations of childhood! - dear me, there's no music that can touch it; and how one grieves when it wastes away and dissolves into correctness, knowing it will never visit his bereaved ear again.

Mark Twain
When angry, count to a hundred.
Mark Twain

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs one step at a time.

Mark Twain
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.