Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as the author Mark Twain, wrote timeless classics that have had a great impact. But perhaps even more significant were his wit, wisdom, and ideas about life and how to live it.
With classic quotes like, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt” and “The secret of getting ahead is getting started,” it’s clear that Twain knew a thing or two about how to navigate this earthly trip and succeed.
Read on for some of Mark Twain’s best tips for living and empowered, awesome life.
Here are some of Mark Twain’s most precious gems of life wisdom — you can’t go wrong with these:
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.”
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
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