Mark Twain (born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, United States) was a writer, lecturer, and entrepreneur. Twain was known for his wit and satire, but he is also known as one of the greatest litterateurs. Hence, these life lessons of worth reading.
Quotes from Mark Twain
- Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
- Every person is a book, each year a chapter.
- ′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.
- Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
- They did not know it was impossible so they did it.
- If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
- The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
- I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.
- I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
- Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
- The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
- I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.
- A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
- Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
- Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.
- A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
- To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler and much less trouble.
- Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
- What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth.
- Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.
- Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
- The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
- Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one.
Mark Twin’s Early Life Biography
Very early in life, Twain’s father died when he was 11 years old. He quit school shortly after to pursue a career as a printer’s apprentice for a local newspaper. Sam could read the news of the world while working, and his responsibility was to arrange the type for each of the newspaper’s articles into categories.
He moved to New York City and Philadelphia at the age of 18, where he worked for a number of publications and developed some success as a writer.
Mark Twain finished several of his most well-known works by often slipping to his sister-in-law’s farm in New York, for the summer to work. His birth-place, Missouri, experiences and images of the landscape were captured in some of the novels he has written.
He gained recognition in the literary world at an early age when editors of various newspapers, including “The Hannibal Journal”, paid him to write articles under the pen name “Mark Twain” as a way for them not to have just one person’s opinions on their pages, having author to pose as if they are different people.