Mark Twain

35 Amazingly Inspirational Quotes by Mark Twain 

Inspirational Quotes by Mark Twain

1. “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”

2. “To be great, truly great, you have to be the kind of person who makes the others around you great.”

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

4. “Success is a journey, not a destination. It requires constant effort, vigilance, and reevaluation.”

5. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.”

6. “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. And we give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely, but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use for all the ages.”

7. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

8. “If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it.”

9. “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.”

10. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”

11. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

12. “Good judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment.”

13. “It is wise to find out than to suppose.”

14. “Just because you’re taught that something’s right and everyone believes it’s right, it doesn’t make it right.”

15. “The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.”

16. “Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there.”

17. “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.”

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

19. “A little lie can travel half way’ round the world while the truth is still lacing up her boots.”

20. “Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

21. “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”

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

23. “The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there, capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind of eye couldn’t detect.”

24. “When in doubt, tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.”

25. “It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.”

26. “Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.”

27. “Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.”

28. “Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

29. “Great things can happen when you don’t care who gets the credit.”

30. “Life should begin with age and it’s privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and it’s capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.”

-Mark Twain

31. “There’s always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.”

32. “There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.”

33. “Travel is lethal to prejudice.”

34. “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”

35. “Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.”

-Mark Twain

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