American author and humorist
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter of which has often been called the "Great American Novel".
Mark Twain Quotes Page 2
Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.