45 Inspirational Mark Twain Quotes For Success In Life

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist this country has produced”, and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called “The Great American Novel”. Mark Twain quotes about love, life, death, and education will motivate you in life.

Best Mark Twain Quotes

  1. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
  2. “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.”
  3. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
  4. “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
  5. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” , Mark Twain quotes about life
  6. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
  7. “The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.”
  8. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
  9. “It is wiser to find out than suppose.”
  10. “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.”

  11. “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.”
  12. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
  13. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
  14. “Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”
  15. “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
  16. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
  17. “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
  18. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”

  21. “Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.”
  22. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”
  23. “I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.”
  24. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
  25. “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”
  26. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.”
  27. “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.”
  28. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
  29. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
  30. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
  31. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
  32. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” , Mark Twain quotes about death
  33. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

  34. “The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
  35. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.”
  36. “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” , Mark Twain quotes about love
  37. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”
  38. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.”
  39. With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”
  40. “Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
  41. “I make it a rule never to smoke while I’m sleeping.”
  42. “The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.”
  43. “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.”
  44. “Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.”
  45. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
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