Mark Twain Quotes

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. -Mark Twain

The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop -Mark Twain

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

The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. -Mark Twain

All generalizations are false, including this one. -Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. -Mark Twain

We write frankly and fearlessly but then we “modify” before we print. -Mark Twain

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

‘Classic.’ A book which people praise and don’t read. -Mark Twain

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. -Mark Twain

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written. -Mark Twain

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake. -Mark Twain

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