Top 20 Quotes by Mark Twain

Mark Twain

I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.

Mark Twain
English humor is hard to appreciate, though, unless you are trained to it. The English papers, in reporting my speeches, always put 'laughter' in the wrong place.
Mark Twain

If work were so pleasant, the rich would keep it for themselves.

Mark Twain
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Mark Twain

But that's always the way; it don't make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person's conscience ain't got no sense, and just goes for him anyway. If I had a yaller dog that didn't know no more than a person's conscience does I would pison him. It takes up more room than all the rest of a person's insides, and yet ain't no good, nohow.

Mark Twain
I told that girl, in the kindest, gentlest way, that I could not consent to deliver judgment upon any one's manuscript, because an individual's verdict was worthless. It might underrate a work of high merit and lose it to the world, or it might overrate a trashy production and so open the way for its infliction upon the world. I said that the great public was the only tribunal competent to sit in judgment upon a literary effort, and therefore it must be best to lay it before that tribunal in the outset, since in the end it must stand or fall by that mighty court's decision any way.
Mark Twain

You may have noticed that the less I know about a subject the more confidence I have, and the more new light I throw on it.

Mark Twain
Can it be possible that the painters make John the Baptist a Spaniard in Madrid and an Irishman in Dublin?
Mark Twain

Sing like no one is listening, LOVE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT, dance like nobody's watcbing, and live like it's heaven on earth.

Mark Twain
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.