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The 100 Best Friend Quotes of All Time



The 100 Best Friend Quotes of All Time

Due to popular demand, we built this incredible list of the best friend quotes of all time!

True friendship is a sacred thing, and now hard to come by in this day in age, with trust issues running high. This article is for everyone out there who either has a best friend or is still looking for one.

If these quotes get you thinking about a friend of yours, go ahead and share the page with them, so they know how much they mean to you.

Enjoy the list of the best friend quotes!


The 100 Best Friend Quotes of All Time

1. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” Aristotle

2. “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” – Waqar Ahmed

3. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” – Bernard Meltzer

4. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” Socrates

5. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton

6. “I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles


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7. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” Oprah Winfrey

8. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

9. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” – Samuel Butler

10. “Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.” – Emil Ludwig

11. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

12. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

13. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich

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14. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle

15. “Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

16. “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali

17. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” Buddha


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18. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” – Anonymous

19. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau

20. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.” – William Hazlitt

21. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

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22. “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” – Anonymous

23. “True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.” – Unknown

24. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis

25. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

26. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

27. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” Zig Ziglar


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28. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder

29. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

30. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

31. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” – Unknown

32. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” – Donna Roberts

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33. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

34. “My best friend, I would lie for, cry for, take a bullet for and straight up die for.” – Unknown

35. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams

36. “Friendship isn’t about who’m you’ve known the longest. It’s about who came and never left your side.” – Unknown


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37. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson

38. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham

39. “You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” – Laurence J. Peter

40. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” Confucius

41. “No matter how serious life gets, you’ve still got to have that one person you can be completely stupid with.” – Unknown

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42. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

43. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

44. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

45. “A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you create them.” – Unknown

46. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” – Epicurus

47. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Abraham Lincoln


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48. “Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.” – Unknown

49. “Some people only get called by nicknames. Usually it sounds weird to even say their real name.” – Unknown

50. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.” – Ethel Barrymore

51. “Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.” – Unknown

52. “The most beautiful discovery true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elizabeth Foley

53. “It’s really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it’s really sad when the best of friends become two strangers.” – Unknown

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54. “We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up. After I finish laughing.” – Unknown

55. “Sometimes me thinks, ‘what is a friend?’ And then me say, ‘friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'” – Cookie Monster

56. “A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” – Sarah Jessica Parker

57. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn


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58. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re there.” – Unknown

59. “A true friend is the only person who never gets tired of listening to our own pointless dramas over and over again.” – Unknown

60. “I keep telling myself to stop talking to weirdos but then I wouldn’t have any friends left.” – Unknown

61. “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irving

62. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

63. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Oscar Wilde

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64. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch

65. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy

66. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friedrich Nietzsche

67. “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh

68. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” Mark Twain


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69. “It scares me to trust people when the ones who promised will never leave, go. And the ones who say they will always be there, were never really there.” – Unknown

70. “Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.” – Unknown

71. “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

72. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” Tony Robbins

73. “A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” – Arthur Brisbane

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74. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

75. “Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” – Unknown

76. “Like a wave out on the ocean, I will always come right back to you.” – Unknown

77. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” – Charles Kingsley


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78. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.“ – Linda Grayson

79. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Gloria Naylor

80. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes

81. “The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

82. “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

83. “If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” – Alice Duer Miller

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84. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

85. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” – Latin Proverb

86. “Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.” – Chanakya

87. “When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.” – Japanese Proverb

88. “To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.” – Gaius Sallustius Crispus

89. “Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends.” – Robert Brault


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90. “Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.” – American Proverb

91. “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

92. “True friends do not judge each other, they judge people together.” – Unknown

93. “Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” – Jacques Delille

94. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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95. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” – Charles Darwin

96. “Hard times will always reveal true friends.” – Unknown

97. “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” – Edgar Watson Howe

98. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Gibran Khalil Gibran

99. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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100. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine



Friendship is a very important and special thing to have in life. Sometimes it can be easy to have a lot of friends, but hard for even a few of those people to be true friends.

You’ll often has to remove negative friends from your life in order to lave yourself with the few that truly support you. That’s not an easy thing to do.

So I hope the best friend quotes we’ve compiled together here have brightened your day, and you have someone you can share these with.

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

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30 Positive Thinking Quotes to Overcome Negativity



30 Positive Thinking Quotes to Help Overcome Negativity

Today, in the world that we live in, there are a lot more people thinking negatively than there are thinking positively.

It’s sad really, that so many people are depressed with their lives; most of them because they just can’t quite see how great their lives would actually be if they changed their attitude and the way they think.

I’ve compiled a list of 30 positive thinking quotes, which you should definitely read to destroy and overcome negativity within you. It amazing how much of an affect quotes can have on someone’s mindset.


30 Positive Thinking Quotes

It may only take 1 of these positive thinking quotes to completely change your attitude about things. Only 1. But I can’t tell you which one that may be.

Sometimes certain words speak to certain people. Enjoy:


1. “Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou

2. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Thomas Edison

3. “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma

4. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

5. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone

6. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Unknown

7. “Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon

8. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

9. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln


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“Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.” – Stephen Richards


11. “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” – Joseph Sugarman

12. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

13. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

14. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

15. “The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.” – Eric Thomas

16. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

17. “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit, and the choice is yours.” – Tom Hopkins

18. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

19. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

20. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx


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21. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl


22. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen

23. “If someone tells you, “You can’t” they really mean, “I can’t.” – Sean Stephenson

24. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley

25. “The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

26. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

27. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Schuller

28. “I am thankful for all those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back!” – Victoria Addino

30. “You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” – Mandy Hale



I hope you enjoyed these 30 positive thinking quotes. Please don’t forget to share them with your friends and family by dropping them an email or sharing on Facebook, Twitter etc. Especially if you think today is a day that they will need to see these.

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36 Motivational Picture Quotes to Get Through Hard Times



31 Motivational Picture Quotes for Tough Times

If you’re going through some tough times at the moment;

Whether it may be relationship problems, family issues, career challenges and similar difficulties within your life, then this may be of interest to you.

I’ve compiled a collection of motivational picture quotes to get you through these tough times and keep your spirits high when facing tough life challenges.

Enjoy the list, stay motivated and keep pushing yourself.


36 Motivational Quotes for Tough Times

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1. “Your only limit is you.”

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2. “Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant your health wishes.”

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3. “Dream big, work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people.”

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4. “Put your positive pants on.”

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5. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

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6. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

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7. “Today will be amazing, so wake up and smile. Positivity is a choice that becomes a lifestyle.”

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8. “Run like you stole it.”

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9. “Suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

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10. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

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11. “A child can teach us three things. 1. Always be curious. 2. Be happy for no reason. 3. Fight tirelessly for what we want.”

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12. “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

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13. “No! Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

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14. “10 things that require zero talent: Being on time. Work ethic. Effort. Body language. Energy. Attitude. Passion. Being coach-able. Doing extra. Being prepared.”

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15. “Anyone that suggest to me to do less, is either not a real friend, or very confused!”Grant Cardone

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16. “When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say, “You hit like a b****!””

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17. “You didn’t come this far to only get this far.”

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18. “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon

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19. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

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20. “I thought about giving up, but then I remembered who was watching.”

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21. “Be ambitious, get s*** done. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right, and head up.”

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22. “What do you want to be known for?”

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23. “When people ask; “What do you want to do?”, tell them; “Whatever it takes.””

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24. “Leaders don’t force people to follow. They invite them on a journey.”

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25. “Being broke is hard. Becoming wealthy is hard. Choose your hard.”

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26. “I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry, and accept an apology I never received.”

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27. “The boss gives orders from the back. The leader leads from the front.”

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28. “Minds, like parachutes, work best when open.”

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29. “You’ve got three choices; give in, give up, or give it all you’ve got.”

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30. “You determine the day. Make this one badass.”

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31. “Haters, like parrots, talk much but cannot fly. Dreamers, like eagles, say nothing but conquer the skies.”

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32. “People will laugh at your dreams, then hate you when they come true.”

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33. “Old habits will never open new doors for you.”

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34. “Never let anyone walk through your mind with their dirty feet.”

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35. “The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you’ll have to complain about.” – Zig Ziglar

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36. “Your life is about to be incredible.” – Tim Storey



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35 Famous Mark Twain Quotes to Inspire You



Famous Mark Twain Quotes to Inspire You

Mark Twain, also known by his full and proper name as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American author.

He lived from the years 1835 – 1910, living a long and rich life. There are so many quotes that remain from Mark Twain’s life, that really do make us think about the attitudes we have towards life.

We’ve put together this incredibly dense collection of famous Mark Twain quotes:


35 Famous Mark Twain Quotes

1. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

2. “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” – Mark Twain

3. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

4. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

5. “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” – Mark Twain

6. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

7. “Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain

8. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain


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9. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain


10. “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” – Mark Twain

11. “When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.” – Mark Twain

12. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” – Mark Twain

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

14. “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

15. “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.” – Mark Twain

16. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

17. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain


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18. “The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.” – Mark Twain


19. “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.” – Mark Twain

20. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

21. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

22. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

23. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

24. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain


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25. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain


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

27. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

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

29. “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain

30. “Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” – Mark Twain


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31. “The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.” – Mark Twain


32. “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain

33. “Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain

34. “Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.” – Mark Twain

35. “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” – Mark Twain



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