Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".
He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age" and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".
- The secret of getting ahead is getting started
- Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
- All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
- Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
- You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
- The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
- Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
- Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
- If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
- Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.