Quotes by Mark Twain

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8556Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
3792It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
3237The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds.
2300Non è vero che i mariti, appena vedono una bella donna, dimenticano di essere sposati. Al contrario: proprio in quei momenti se lo ricordano dolorosamente.
3788It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
4088Un uomo che non legge buoni libri non ha alcun vantaggio rispetto a quello che non sa leggere.
4647Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.
6623The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.
4424Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
2158If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
3503Una bugia fa in tempo a viaggiare per mezzo mondo mentre la verità si sta ancora mettendo le scarpe.
2271Il coraggio è resistenza alla paura e dominio della paura, ma non assenza di paura.
6180There are only two types of speakers in the world, the nervous and the liar.
4418I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
8548Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
2693Di solito la gente è infastidita da quei passi della Bibbia che non comprende, mentre i passi che infastidiscono me sono quelli che comprendo.
8545I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
3092I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
6075When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
2658Non ho mai permesso che l'istruzione interferisse con la mia educazione.
2780Prima raccogli i fatti, così in seguito potrai distorcerli come ti pare.
3676The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
8540It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
2375Il letto è il posto più pericoloso del mondo: vi muore l'80% della gente.
2187Una delle prove dell'immortalità dell'anima è che moltitudini innumerevoli vi hanno creduto... come hanno creduto che la terra fosse piatta.
6604L'uomo con un'idea nuova è un matto finché l'idea non ha successo.
8552When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
2645Tutto ciò che serve per avere successo nella vita sono ignoranza e fiducia in se stessi.
2194Se prendi un cane che muore di fame e lo ingrassi, non ti morderà. E' questa la differenza principale tra un cane e un uomo.
8554Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
4919Tra vent'anni non sarete delusi delle cose che avrete fatto, ma di quelle che non avrete fatto.
8557You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?
3910Non dire mai la verità a chi non ne è degno.
8541The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
3805Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
8558Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
2946Non separarti dalle illusioni. Quando se ne saranno andate, può darsi che tu ci sia ancora, ma avrai cessato di vivere.
3873Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
8547Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
2666Scelgo il paradiso per il clima e l'inferno per la compagnia.
3746It is easier to stay out than get out.
4714CLASSIC: In literature, a book that everybody wants to have read but nobody wants to read.
2555Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
8831E' più facile ingannare la gente che convincerla che è stata ingannata.
2320Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
2606If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
2260Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
3966In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
4572L'homme raisonnable s'adapte au monde; l'homme déraisonnable persiste à vouloir adapter le monde à lui-même. C'est pourquoi le progrès ne peut venir que de ce dernier.
8553If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.
3867Ci sono molti capri espiatori per i nostri peccati, ma il più popolare è la Provvidenza.
4085Quando ti rendi conto che sei dalla parte della maggioranza, sappi che è ora di cambiare.
8544Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
8543In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
2948Ognuno di noi è una luna: ha un lato oscuro che non mostra mai a nessun altro.
8555I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
3500Io non domando a che razza appartiene un uomo; basta che sia un essere umano; nessuno può essere qualcosa di peggio.
5941Se Dio esiste, basta guardare lo stato del nostro mondo per capire che è un malato mentale.
4040Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
8542Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
5754It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
5597It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
3161Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
2423Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
3199La buona educazione consiste nel nascondere quanto bene pensiamo di noi stessi e quanto male degli altri.
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