Motivational Quotes by Mark Twain

Mark Twain, a famous American writer, is well-known for his witty and insightful sayings. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, he used the pen name Mark Twain and wrote classic books like “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” His quotes often reflect his humor and deep understanding of human nature. Twain had a unique ability to observe life and people, which he then translated into memorable phrases. These sayings, covering a wide range of topics from truth and wisdom to human folly, continue to be celebrated and quoted by people all over the world. His knack for combining humor with truth made his work not only entertaining but also thought-provoking, showing his genius in capturing the essence of the human condition.

Quotes by Mark Twain

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak. And it is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government, or the empty catchphrases of politicians. Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let man label you as they may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country- hold up your head! You have nothing to be ashamed of.

Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.

We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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.

Now is the accepted time to make your regular, annual, good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.