Posts Tagged ‘Mark Twain’

Quote of the day, May 19

May 19, 2017

Mark Twain, on the two most important days of our lives

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

Quote of the day, Feb. 22

February 22, 2016

Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Quote of the day, July 26

July 26, 2015

Mark Twain

“To be good is noble; to teach others how to be good is nobler, and no trouble.”

Quote of the day, March 24

March 24, 2015

Mark Twain, on invention

“Name the greatest of all the inventors: Accident.”

Quote of the day, March 19

March 20, 2015

Mark Twain, from Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894)

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

Quote of the day, July 9

July 9, 2014

Mark Twain, on the truth

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

Quote of the day, June 24

June 24, 2014

Mark Twain

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

Quote of the day, May 31

May 31, 2014

Mark Twain, on the imagination

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2013

Mark Twain, on journalism

“Weather is a literary specialty, and no untrained hand can turn out a good article on it.”

Quote of the day, April 21

April 21, 2013

Mark Twain, on facts

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”