50 Best Mark Twain Quotes About Life and Education

Hey there! In today’s article, I am gonna list down the 50 best Mark Twain Quotes about life and education. Quotes are essentially the best way to motivate yourself. Quotes help your soul lift up. They help you grow and be wiser. As always, I would like to begin with the introduction of Mark Twain.


Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens is known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was praised as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced,” and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called “The Great American Novel”.50 Best Mark Twain Quotes About Life and Education


Mark Twain is one of the famous authors of the United States. I’ve been planning to read his books since I heard so many beautiful things about his work. Following is the list of the 50 best Mark Twain quotes about life and education. So, without further ado, Let’s get into it!

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ~ Mark Twain

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ~ Mark Twain

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ~ Mark Twain

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” ~ Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” ~ Mark Twain

“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.” ~ Mark Twain

“In a good bookroom, you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ~ Mark Twain

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” ~ Mark Twain

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” ~ Mark Twain

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” ~ Mark Twain

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ~ Mark Twain

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” ~ Mark Twain

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ~ Mark Twain

“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.” ~ Mark Twain

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~ Mark Twain

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” ~ Mark Twain

50 Best Mark Twain Quotes About Life and Education

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” ~ Mark Twain

“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” ~ Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” ~ Mark Twain

“The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.” ~ Mark Twain

“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ~ Mark Twain

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” ~ Mark Twain

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ~ Mark Twain

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ~ Mark Twain

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.” ~ Mark Twain

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” ~ 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

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” ~ Mark Twain

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ~ Mark Twain

“The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.” ~ 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.” ~ Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain

“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.” ~ Mark Twain

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~ Mark Twain

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.” ~ Mark Twain

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ~ Mark Twain

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~ Mark Twain

“I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.” ~ Mark Twain

“There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.” ~ Mark Twain

Thank you for your attention. I hope these quotes would inspire you and boost up your motivation level. Feel free to share anything in the comments below. That would be much appreciated.

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