Quotes by Mark Twain
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.