Quotes by Mark Twain

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
– Mark Twain

Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
– Mark Twain

The Bible is a mass of fables and traditions, mere mythology
– Mark Twain

Always obey your parents – when they are present.
– Mark Twain

God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
– Mark Twain

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
— Mark Twain

When people do no respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
– Mark Twain

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten.
– Mark Twain

A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.
– Mark Twain

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
– Mark Twain

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
– Mark Twain

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
– Mark Twain

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
– Mark Twain

A nation is only an individual multiplied.
– Mark Twain

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
– Mark Twain

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– Mark Twain

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
– Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot of acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
– Mark Twain

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
– Mark Twain

When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.
– Laurie Halse Anderson

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