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Mark Twain Quotes – Motivation Super Power (WARNING – Addicting)

When I feel drained, when I feel my emotional reservoir need a refill I scan Mark Twain’s quotes. I LOL (Laugh Out Loud) and I feel the positive energy overwhelming me all over.
What A Power Of Word!
These are my favorite Mark Twain’s quotes:
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“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.”

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.”

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“”It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

“All generalizations are false, including this one.”

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

“The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become”

“It is easier to stay out than get out.”

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often”

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”

“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain”

“When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.”

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work”

“The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it”

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.”

” We have the best government that money can buy.”

And the all time winner is:

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

Practice This – Get Results

  • When you feel down, it’s only your interpretation of the world – snap out of it, switch to the better wave on your dial.

“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.” – Talmud

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13 Comments on "Mark Twain Quotes – Motivation Super Power (WARNING – Addicting)"

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  1. What a kick. Bookmarking this page so I can refer to it often.

    thanks

  2. I love Samuel Clemens. He was a genius. My favorite quote from the bunch… “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

    Life is all about the details.

  3. It is easier to stay out than get out. This is so true when I have my nose in my adult kids business when it shouldn’t be! Or anyone’s biz for that matter.
    Katie Byron says,” There are 3 kinds of business. My business, other people’s business and God’s business.” I only need to be in my own!

  4. tom says:

    ““Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.””

    Awesome quote. Too many people have this entitlement mentality.

    I remember watching a video on Jack Canfield, he held up a 100 dollar bill and said who wants it, everyone raised their hand and he just stood until someone finally ran up to him and grabbed it.

    Point made.

  5. Mark Twain really did leave some of the best quotes. He had quite a sense of humor.

  6. alik levin says:

    Sheila,
    Seems like it moved you, eh? ;)

    Karl,
    Right on, I think he’d be an A-List blogger should he live in our times ;) ;)

    Tess,
    Loved your separation to 3 kind of business.
    Actually I wouldn’t mind to stick my nose to 3rd one, I have serious agenda for Him (Her?) ;)

    tom,
    BOOM! What a kick w/this Jack guy! Off to watch the video. Is it on YouTube?

    Melissa,
    His sense of humor don’t just make me laugh, it seriously moves me and make me re-think things, and act differently.

  7. Hi Alik

    Great quotes from Mark Twain, so many great ones here. My Favorite is, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” It might have something to do with me being tiny. LOL
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

  8. That’s an awesome point that you make Tom. I wish that I had thought of that! :-)

    Mark Twain was certainly a genius. He’s one of the few to come out of Missouri. lol.

  9. alik levin says:

    Giovanna,
    After reading your blog for awhile I am not surprised you picked this on. It fits your entrepreneurish spirit ;)

    Trey,
    tom’s insight surprised me too

  10. Sagan says:

    Oh my goodness I love Mark Twain. These are awesome quotes, thanks for them! I’m definitely keeping a copy of them :)

  11. alik levin says:

    Sagan,
    Great to hear you like it! :)

  12. J.D. Meier says:

    The world owes you nothing is a beautiful point!

  13. alik levin says:

    JD,
    Isn’t it? ;)
    Gets feet back on the ground – LOL.

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