Mark Twain - Page 5

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
– Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
– Mark Twain

The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
– Mark Twain

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.
– Mark Twain

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
– Mark Twain

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
– Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
– Mark Twain

We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change places with an easy and blessed facility.
– Mark Twain

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can’t pray a lie I found that out.
– Mark Twain

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
– Mark Twain

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.
– Mark Twain

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
– Mark Twain

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
– Mark Twain

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
– Mark Twain

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
– Mark Twain

If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.
– Mark Twain

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
– Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
– Mark Twain

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.
– Mark Twain

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.
– Mark Twain