Mark Twain (1835-1910) is often referred to as the father of American Literature. Most American school children have read “Tom Sawyer” or “Huckleberry Finn”. Born Samuels Langehorne Clemens, Twain was known for his humor and biting satire. Here are a few classic Mark Twain quotes:
- Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
- “Classic.” A book which people praise and don’t read.
- When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
- Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
- Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
- Get your facts first, and then you can distort them, as much as you please.
- There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
- Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.