Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910, but he had plenty to say on the subject while he was still alive. Death may be a morbid topic for many. However, Mark Twain chose to make light of the subject. He often joked about how dreadful the world would be if we were to continue to live forever.
Mark Twain Quotes About Death
You can develop a new perspective on death through Mark Twain's death quotes. Here, you will find Mark Twain embracing the concept of death with his famous wry sense of humor.
- We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead -- and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
- Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
- We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
- All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
- The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
- Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.