To be great, truly great, you have to be the kind of person who makes the others around you great.

-Mark Twain
Mark Twain

When in doubt tell the truth. Mark T

Mark Twain
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
Mark Twain

I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.

Mark Twain
Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
Mark Twain

I never made a success of a lecture delivered in a church yet. People are afraid to laugh in a church. They can't be made to do it in any possible way.

Mark Twain
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark T
Mark Twain

I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.

Mark Twain
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Mark Twain

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

Mark Twain
We catched fish, and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn’t ever feel like talking loud, and it warn’t often that we laughed, only a kind of low chuckle. We had mighty good weather, as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all, that night, nor the next, nor the next.