53 Best Mark Twain Quotes To Live An Ideal Life

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Get here some funny and best inspirational Mark Twain Quotes about life, truth, courage, education, and confidence to live an ideal life.

Best Mark Twain Quotes

1. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain

2. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ― Mark Twain

3. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” ― Mark Twain

4. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain

5. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ― Mark Twain

6. “′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” ― Mark Twain

7. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain

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8. “The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.” ― Mark Twain

9. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ― Mark Twain

10. “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” ― Mark Twain

11. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” ― Mark Twain

12. “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ― Mark Twain

13. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” ― Mark Twain

14. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” ― Mark Twain

15. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ― Mark Twain

16. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” ― Mark Twain

17. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” ― Mark Twain

18. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ― Mark Twain

19. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” ― Mark Twain

20. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” ― Mark Twain

21. “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

22. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ― Mark Twain

23. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ” ― Mark Twain

24. “Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ― Mark Twain

25. “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” ― Mark Twain

26. “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” ― Mark Twain

27. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ― Mark Twain

28. “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ― Mark Twain

29. “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.” ― Mark Twain

30. “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” ― Mark Twain

31. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ― Mark Twain

32. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” ― Mark Twain

33. “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ― Mark Twain

34. “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” ― Mark Twain

35. “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ― Mark Twain

36. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ― Mark Twain

37. “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.” ― Mark Twain

38. “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ― Mark Twain

39. “I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!” ― Mark Twain

40. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” ― Mark Twain

41. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” ― Mark Twain

42. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ― Mark Twain

43. “When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.” ― Mark Twain

44. “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ― Mark Twain

45. “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” ― Mark Twain

46. “Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” ― Mark Twain

47. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” ― Mark Twain

48. “Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” ― Mark Twain

49. “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” ― Mark Twain

50. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ― Mark Twain

51. “The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.” ― Mark Twain

52. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

53. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ― Mark Twain