Quotations by Author

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
<- Previous Page Showing quotations 91 to 110 of 129 total Next Page ->
     - Read the works of Mark Twain online at The Literature Page
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", Chapter 2
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, "The Lowest Animal"
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, (attributed)
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, A Connecticult Yankee in King Arthur's Court
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, vol. 2, 1879
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Advice to Youth
A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
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.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, in Christian Science
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887
Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Mark Twain In Eruption
Of all the creatures that were made, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood he is the only one--the solitary one--that possesses malice. That is the basest of all instincts, passions, vices--the most hateful. He is the only creature that has pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. Also--in all the list he is the only creature that has a nasty mind.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Mark Twain's Autobiography
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Mark Twain's Autobiography
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
[info][add][mail][note]
Mark Twain, Mark Twain's Autobiography
Showing quotations 91 to 110 of 129 total.
[Previous Page]   [Next Page]
<- Previous Page Showing quotations 91 to 110 of 129 total Next Page ->
Previous Author: Thomas Tusser Next Author: Frank Tyger
Return to Author List
Browse our complete list of 3441 authors by last name:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z