Famous Mark Twain Quotes on Love
In order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
MARK TWAIN, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
- Mark Twain’s Noteboo
Love is a madness; if thwarted it develops fast.
- “The Memorable Assassination”
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
- Notebook, 1898
Famous Mark Twain Quotes on Life
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.
I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
Famous Mark Twain Quotes on Death
All say, “How hard it is that we have to die”– a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry
Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.
- Following the Equator
How lovely is death; and how niggardly it is doled out.
Death….a great Leveler — a king before whose tremendous majesty shades & differences in littleness cannot be discerned — an Alp from whose summit all small things are the same size.
Famous Mark Twain Quotes on Travel
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.
There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.