Mark Twain Quotes (939 quotes)
“A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It comes at last-the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them-and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence, a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.”
Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review (Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2010), p. 28, Chapter 3 - ISBN: 9780299234737
Letter to an Unidentified Person (1908)
“There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.”
Mark Twain's Autobiography, Vol. 1 (published in 1924), "Chapters Begun in Vienna, Written in 1897-8"
“It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.”
Following the Equator (1897)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMark Twain
Born: November 30, 1835
Died: April 21, 1910 (aged 74)
Occupation: Author, writer, lecturer
Bio: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called the Great American Novel.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”