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Mark Twain quotes and sayings

Author | Born: November 30, 1835 - Died: April 21, 1910
Mark Twain motivational quote : Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
Mark Twain motivational quote : The piano may do for love-sick girls who lace themselves to skeletons, and lunch on chalk, pickles and slate pencils, but give me the banjo.
Mark Twain motivational quote : An injurious lie is an uncommendable thing; and so, also, and in the same degree, is an injurious truth a fact that is recognized by the law of libel.
Mark Twain motivational quote : It is not a new thing for a thoroughly good and well-meaning preachers soft heart to run away with his soft head.
Mark Twain motivational quote : Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no more. Modesty died when clothes were born. Modesty died when false modesty was born.
Mark Twain motivational quote : Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute-but they all worship money.
Mark Twain motivational quote : Rags, wretchedness, poverty and dirt, those signs and symbols that indicate the presence of Muslim rule more surely than the crescent-flag itself, abound.
Mark Twain motivational quote : It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
Mark Twain motivational quote : I have been an author for 20 years and an ass for 55.
Mark Twain motivational quote : Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Mark Twain motivational quote : A pretty air in an opera is prettier there than it could be anywhere else, I suppose, just as an honest man in politics shines more than he would elsewhere.
Mark Twain motivational quote : Trial by jury is the palladium of our liberties. I do not know what a palladium is, but I am sure it is a good thing!
Mark Twain motivational quote : When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.
Mark Twain motivational quote : You can't reach old age by another man's road, my habits protect my life but they would assassinate you.