Top 10 Quotes by Mark Twain

Mark Twain

In all the ages the Roman Church has owned slaves, bought and sold slaves, authorized and encouraged her children to trade in them. . . . There were the texts; there was no mistaking their meaning; . . . she was doing in all this thing what the Bible had mapped out for her to do. So unassailable was her position that in all the centuries she had no word to say against human slavery.

Mark Twain
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Overnight success is a fallacy. It is preceded by a great deal of preparation. Ask any successful person how they came to this point in their lives, and they will have a story to tell.
Mark Twain

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.

Mark Twain
The low level which commercial morality has reached in America is deplorable. We have humble God fearing Christian men among us who will stoop to do things for a million dollars that they ought not to be willing to do for less than 2 millions.
Mark Twain

To place man properly at the present time, he stands somewhere between the angels and the French.

Mark Twain
If we had less statemanship we could get along with fewer battleships.
Mark Twain

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Mark Twain
In all the ages, three-fourths of the support of the great charities has been conscience money.
Mark Twain

The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind of eye couldn't detect.

Mark Twain
Forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives out when you tread on it