Mark Twain 351 Mark Twain Quotes American Author born on November 30, 1835, died on April 21, 1910

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. view quote

When in doubt tell the truth. view quote

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough. view quote

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

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself. view quote

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. view quote

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. view quote

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself. view quote

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world. view quote

I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time. view quote

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold. view quote

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. view quote

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