Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mark Twain

in 1871, Mark Twain was born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, U.S.

He was a writer, and lecturer. He was called the “greatest American humorist of his age.”

He wrote the now classic novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

He wrote some great stuff that is still read by millions today.   He also had some great quotes that continue to live on because of the wisdom in them. 

Mark Twain was a funny, witty, and wise guy - these quotes will astonish, enlighten, and amuse you.

"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

“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.”

“When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.”

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


“When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.”

“Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.”

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”

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