The greatest humorist and literature genius Mark Twain had interesting ideas about life. Some are funny, others inspiring, but none of them are boring!

Twain didn’t have quite the formal education, but he was smart, witty, and master of manipulation.

The most successful book by Mark Twain was his first novel, “The Innocents Abroad.” Part of the success was a review published by an anonymous critic who raved wildly about the work. That anonymous critic was Twain himself. If that’s not worth admiring, well, what is?

The master of white suits was a premature baby. He was interested in parapsychology, animals, and human behavior. The last made Twain’s quotes as impressive as his work as a writer. Here is our pick of the top 15!

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Every story has to start somewhere. If you want to have a fulfilling life, start working towards it now.

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

Stop waiting for a perfect moment, perfect life, perfect partner. Instead, move forward, and let life surprise you.

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

There are many ways to understand this powerful truth. One way is to rethink your overthinking habits and feed your confidence instead.

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.

Get up, smile, and seize the day!

The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Complain all you want, but don’t expect that the world will stop turning…

Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

This one quote perfectly summons up everything we ever felt about Mondays.

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.

When you’re trying to set your goals, be as specific as possible. It will open up more apparent paths.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Is the glass half empty or half full? What do you think?

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Stop wasting your time on people who are not worth it!

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.

People are more ashamed to admit that success scares them, then not to try at all.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Accept yourself, and the rest will follow.

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

The only way to feel inner peace is to be gentle with yourself and others, deserving of your kindness.

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

We are all guilty of something, but that’s ok, we are only human!

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

Be grateful for experiences and people, they are all that really matters.

Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.

Live, laugh, love. And continue to follow Mark Twain’s life philosophy and literature!