Sensational Quotes for Smart People

 

Quotations by Mark Twain 

  First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotations by Mark Twain

#1 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing, it was here first.

#2 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

#3 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

Separately, foreign marriages and whisky are bad; mixed, they are fatal.

#4 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.

#5 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

Write without pay until somebody offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this circumstance with the most implicit confidence as the sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for.

#6 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

If a person offends you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures, simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick.

#7 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

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.

#8 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

I can't do no literary work for the rest of this year because I'm meditating another lawsuit and looking around for a defendant.

#9 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.

#10 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.


 

  Second Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotations by Mark Twain 

#1 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

#2 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

#3 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

#4 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

Never learn to do anything: if you don't learn, you'll always find
someone else to do it for you.

#5 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

#6 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

#7 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

#8 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things
to get himself envied.

#9 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.

#10 of Top Ten Sensational Quotes by Mark Twain

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.


 Mark Twain's Biggest Failure for Smart People

Successful as he was as an author, Mark Twain lost considerable money on patents that he thought held great promise. Twain registered three patents under Samuel Clemens, which was his real name. One patent was for Mark Twain's Memory-Bulider, a pegboard game to help people learn the history of the world. His other two patents were for an adjustable strap on the back of a vest and a scrapbook with preglued pages. After having lost over $40,000 on one of his patents, Twain declared, "I gave it away to a man whom I had long detested and whose family I desired to ruin." 

 More Sensational Quotations by Mark Twain

 for Smart People

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
— Mark Twain

There are three things which I consider excellent advice. First, don't smoke to access. Second, don't drink to excess. Third, don't marry to excess.
Mark Twain

Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a congressman can.
— Mark Twain

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
— Mark Twain

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
— Mark Twain

Few of us can stand prosperity — another man's, I mean.
— Mark Twain

It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.
— Mark Twain

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me
the position.
— Mark Twain

There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.
— Mark Twain

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old. 
— Mark Twain

I don't think there ever was a lazy man in this world. Every man has some sort of gift, and he prizes that gift beyond all others. He may be a professional billiard-player, or a Paderewski, or a poet — I don't care what it is. But whatever it is, he takes a native delight
in exploiting that gift, and you will find it is difficult to beguile
him away from it. Well, there are thousands of other interests occupying other men, but those interests don't appeal to the special tastes of the billiard champion or Paderewski. They are set down, therefore, as too lazy to do that or do this — to do, in short what they have no taste or inclination to do. In that sense, then I am phenomenally lazy. But when it comes to writing a book — I am not lazy. My family find it difficult to dig me out of my chair.
— Mark Twain, quoted in Sydney Morning Herald, 9/17/1895

He charged nothing for his preaching and it was worth it too.
— Mark Twain

Of course, no man is entirely in his right mind at any time.
— Mark Twain

Keep  away  from  people  who  try  to  belittle  your ambition. Small people  always  do  that,  but  the  really  great  make you  feel that  you,  too,  can  become  great.
— Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
— Mark Twain

I don't give a damn for any man who can spell a word only one way.
— Mark Twain

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

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

I am no lazier now than I was forty years ago, but that is because I reached the limit forty years ago. You can't go beyond possibility.
— Mark Twain

What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work — not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.
— Mark Twain

You can't reach old age by another man's road. My habits protect my life but they would assassinate you.
— Mark Twain, 70th birthday speech, 1905

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.
— Mark Twain

There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.
— Mark Twain

Men and women — even man and wife are foreigners. Each has reserves that the other cannot enter into, nor understand. These have the effect of frontiers.
— Mark Twain

In the first place God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
— Mark Twain

Forgiveness is  the  fragrance  the  violet  sheds  on  the heel
that  has  crushed  it.
— Mark Twain

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
— Mark Twain

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
— Mark Twain

It's a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.
— Mark Twain

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
— Mark Twain

Never tell the truth to people who are not worth of it.
— Mark Twain

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
— Mark Twain

Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.
— Mark Twain

We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.
— Mark Twain

Let us not be too particular: it is better to hav old secondhand diamonds than none at all.
— Mark Twain

Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
— Mark Twain

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not a piece of advice, it is merely a custom.
— 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

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
 Mark Twain

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether
you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

That joke was lost on the foreigner — guides cannot master the subtleties of the American joke.
— Mark Twain

Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
— Mark Twain

It is the epitome of life. The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
— Mark Twain

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

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as possible.
— Mark Twain

He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think — yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
— Mark Twain

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
— Mark Twain

Never run after you own hat — others will be delighted to do it; why spoil their fun?
— Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. this is the principal difference between a man and a dog.
— Mark Twain

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
— Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a man and a dog.
— Mark Twain

Being rich ain't what it's cracked up to be. It's just worry and worry, and sweat and sweat, and a-wishing you was dead all the time.
— Mark Twain

The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny.
— Mark Twain

If all men were rich, all men would be poor.
— Mark Twain

It is easier for a needle to go through a camel's eye than for a rich woman to sprain her ancle & keep it out of the papers.
— Mark Twain

Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, & over these ideals they dispute & cannot unite — but they all worship money.
— Mark Twain

I have been an author for 20 years and an ass for 55.
— Mark Twain

An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.
— Mark Twain

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
— Mark Twain

Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
— Mark Twain

What a man misses most in heaven is company.
— Mark Twain

Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.
— Mark Twain, Advice to Young People speech, 15 April 1882

 

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Daily Quote:

The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things.
— Thomas Troward

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Second Quote of the Day

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
— Norman Vincent Peale   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quote of the Day:

The most powerful force
in the Universe that can shatter
dreams is the dreamer.
— from Life's Secret Handbook" by Ernie J.Zelinsk