マーク・トウェイン、本名サミュエル・ラングホーン・クレメンズは、アメリカ合衆国の作家、小説家。ミズーリ州出身。『トム・ソーヤーの冒険』の著者として知られ、数多くの小説やエッセーを発表、世界中で講演活動を行うなど、当時最も人気のある著名人であった。 ウィキペディア
生年月日: 1835年11月30日
生まれ: アメリカ合衆国 ミズーリ州 フロリダ
死没: 1910年4月21日, アメリカ合衆国 コネチカット州 レディング
配偶者: オリヴィア・L・クレメンス (1870年 - 1904年)
影響を与えた人: チャールズ・ディケンズ、 ミゲル・デ・セルバンテス


英文:Keep 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.

英文:It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

英文:I can live for two months on a good compliment.

英文:I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don’t know.

英文:Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.



英文:The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.

英文:The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not.


英文:The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.

英文:Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.

英文:Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

英文:When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.

英文:A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.


英文:He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.


英文:Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

英文:It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you’re young just so you’ll have the strength to break them when you’re old.


英文:A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.


英文:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

英文:Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths.

英文:Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.


英文:When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.



英文:Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.

英文:Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

英文:It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.


英文:Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.


英文:What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.

英文:If 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.


英文: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.

英文:Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

英文:If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

英文:The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.




英文:Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

英文:To play billiards moderately well is the sign of a gentleman; to play it too well is the sign of a misspent life.

英文:Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

英文:I don’t mind what the opposition say of me so long as they don’t tell the truth about me.

英文:Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.





英文:The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

英文:Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

英文:When in doubt, tell the truth.




英文:The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.

英文:The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.