1. “I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” We walk around all our lives thinking about things that will never happen. We worry , dread, and fear what hasn’t happened and what probably never will.
― Mark Twain , What Is Man ? “Emperors, kings, artisians, peasens, big people—at the bottom we are all alike and all the same; all just alike on the inside, and when our clothes are off, nobody can tell which of us is which.”
His motives for travelling were initially financial and he left his beloved home in Hartford, Conn. Twain’s travelogues were eagerly read first by Americans but his audience grew international with readers from around the world who became his travel companions and followed in his footsteps.
I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
“ Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” “ Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry , frustration and resentment.”
Mark Twain > Quotes “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
When you fish for love , bait with your heart, not your brain. during the Following the Equator tour. True love is the only heart disease that is best left to “run on”–the only affection of the heart for which there is no help, and none desired. The course of free love never runs smooth.
Twain’s skepticism about religion lasted all of his life. He had a personal faith — he said he believed in God, attended church and donated money for the construction of a church. But he skewered religious hypocrisy wherever he found it.
Twain was an influential writer of his time and remains so today. During the Spanish-American War, Twain became a fervent anti – imperialist , even joining the Anti – Imperialist League.
“My coauthors and I are very intrigued by a quote from Mark Twain ,” lead researcher Jiyin Cao of Northwestern University told PsyPost. “In his book Innocents Abroad, he stated: ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
The text of a cable sent by Mark Twain from London to the press in the United States after his obituary had been mistakenly published.
Pierre Corneille – He who does not fear death cares naught