Mark Twain Quotes

I recently came across a little book full of little quips from Mark Twain. He was a wisecracker for sure, and definitely makes me chuckle. His observations about human nature often have an uncanny accuracy for someone who was not exactly friendly to Christianity. Enjoy!


“There are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

“Get your facts first, then distort them as much as you please.”

“The man with a new idea is a crank until he succeeds.”

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you . This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.”

“Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to.”

“Familiarity breeds contempt. And children.”

“Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.”

“Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man’s, I mean”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”

“Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.”

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