I found a picture of young Mark Twain (see above). A great head of hair, and it was not white yet (see elsewhere). He was a story teller, lecturer, writer and traveler. Often, his words –written or spoken—could be both humorous and wise. Perhaps, it made his honesty go down smoother. Here is a sample of his most famous sayings.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Man is the only animal that blushes –or needs to.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.
Love is when two people know everything about each other and are still friends.
The dog is a gentleman. I hope to go to his Heaven, not man’s.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with their experience.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of wich never happened.
Prejudices are what fools use foe reason.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my Father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Life is short: break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile.