Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Words of Wisdom From Mark Twain

Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens was an American author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "The Great American Novel.  He was also known for his many quotes on life which are still relevant today.  As he would say, life is an education so never stop learning as long as you have a breath in your body.

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

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

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.

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

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

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

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

We have all read Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in high school but Mark Twain produced a wealth of literary work - fiction, non-fiction, essays and short stories.   They are worth exploring, especially his travel writing.  You can find out more at

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