Some thought provoking sayings (quotes) by Mark Twain

Mark Twain is one of the greatest authors in the history of literature. His most prized possession is The Huckleberry Finn is the most cherished one also The adventures of Tom Sawyer are being assigned in schools and colleges. Being a learned scholar in literature this is the very fascinating thing about him that he predicted his death; he was born on 30 November 1835 with Halley’s comet and 75 years later he died on the day Halley’s comet passed.

“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ Oh, I am looking forward to that.”

Here are some of his thought-provoking quotes to enlighten people-

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.


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.


Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.


The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.


It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.


Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.


If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.


What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth.


I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.


A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.


Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.


Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.


It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others — and less trouble.

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

All these beautiful quotes are inspiring and give a view of the perspective to see the beautiful aspect of life. The truth of life is heavier than 100 or 1000 lies. What we see or hear is obviously what we want to hear but it’s only translucent; you can see through but it’s hazy. That’s what Mark Twain’s words echo.