–Mark Twain


If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

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

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  (SO TRUE!!)

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

I never let schooling interfere with my education.

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.

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

When in doubt, tell the truth.

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, what counts is the size of the fight in the dog.

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

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.

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

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

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