Mark Twain is a famous author who has written numerous best-selling books. But did you know that that’s not his real name? Mark’s full name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835, and died on April 21, 1910. He was of Cornish, Scots-Irish, and English descent, but he was born in Missouri, USA. Some of his most famous books include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Mark Twain is being referenced in pop culture until today because he is timeless. Boat rides in a couple of Disneyland locations are named after him. He was also featured in various comics, actors played as him in different films, and some music tributes.
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MARK TWAIN QUOTES
Mark is influential because his books are enjoyable to read, and you can pick up a lot of life learnings from quotes coming from him. That’s why we compiled a list of Mark’s most famous and impactful quotes. Check out this book compilation of Mark Twain quotes.
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
“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.”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
“Humor, to be comprehensible to anybody, must be built upon a foundation with which he is familiar. If he can’t see the foundation the superstructure is to him merely a freak — like the Flatiron building without any visible means of support — something that ought to be arrested.”
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say he is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.”
“To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else — these are the things that confer a pleasure compared with other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other ecstasies cheap and trivial. Lifetimes of ecstasy crowded into a single moment.”
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things 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.”
“It liberates the vandal to travel––you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.”
As you may have noticed, Mark Twain not only provided us with his nuggets of wisdom through his quotes, his humorous side also shone through. His most famous book Huckleberry Finn has been translated into 75 languages. More than a hundred years later, his legacy still lives on. He is even considered one of the foundations of American literature.
These Mark Twain quotes are about love, travelling, humour, Mark’s life perspective, and even inspirational quotes. These quotes are still very accurate and relatable, like his memory even after more than a hundred years.