Top 10 Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain(1835-1910), born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American writer with his most famous works: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to name a few.

Here are 10 of Mark Twain’s most inspiring quotes:


Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.


The lack of money is the root of all evil.


The secret to 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.


Do the thing you fear most and death of fear is certain.


Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.


Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.


Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered- either by themselves or by others.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.


Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.

Thank you Mark Twain!

Interesting Mark Twain Facts:

  • He was a steam boat river pilot.
  • He filed for bankruptcy but still voluntarily repaid the creditors.
  • He was friends with Nikola Tesla.
  • He liked to play billiards.
  • He loved cats.

What are some of your favorite Mark Twain quotes or facts? Thank you and carpe omnia!


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