These positive thoughts are for the week October 26 – November 1, 2020, and are funny quotes by Mark Twain.
Every Sunday, I prepare positive thoughts for each day for the coming week and post them in the form of a video on YouTube and here on the website. You are invited to come every Sunday to see the new weekly thoughts.
Weekly positive Quotes – October 26 – November 1, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
“A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”
Thursday, October 29, 2020
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Mark Twain
Friday, October 30, 2020
“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.”
Saturday, October 31, 2020
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
Sunday, November 1, 2020
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
About Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced,”and “the father of American literature”. He also wrote poetry, short stories, essays, and non-fiction.
Twain was in great demand as a featured speaker, performing solo humorous talks similar to modern stand-up comedy. He gave paid talks to many men’s clubs.
Twain’s prediction about his death:
Twain was born two weeks after Halley’s Comet’s closest approach in 1835.
In 1909 he said: I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: “Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together”.
Twain’s prediction was accurate; he died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth.
Mark Twain most famous bibliography:
The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)
The Prince and the Pauper (1881)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889)
The American Claimant (1892)
Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894)
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896)
A Horse’s Tale (1907)
The Mysterious Stranger (1916, posthumous)
“Extracts from Adam’s Diary” (1904)
“Eve’s Diary” (1906)
The Innocents Abroad (1869), travel
Roughing It (1872), travel
Old Times on the Mississippi (1876), travel
Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion (1877), travel
A Tramp Abroad (1880), travel
Life on the Mississippi (1883), travel
Following the Equator (sometimes titled “More Tramps Abroad”) (1897), travel
Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909)
Moments with Mark Twain (1920, posthumous)
Mark Twain’s Notebook (1935, posthumous)
Letters from Hawaii (letters written in 1866, published as a book in 1947)
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896)
Three additional quotes by Mark Twain for this week:
“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”
“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
My thoughts on these quotes
Mark Twain has so many great quotes that I’m going to put together a selection of my favorites in the future, and I’ve picked out some fun ones for this week. I like the quote about reading or not reading the newspaper, in no case are you truly informed. Saturday’s quote used to really hold true, but today it’s not necessarily so, as nudity has become very popular over the years, both in stage performances by singers, artistic nude photos of celebrities, and in advertising. Fortunately, politicians do not undress. If you find yourself in the majority, stop, you are a unique creature that belongs to a unique minority. Also this “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” is great. People often make unnecessary worries and imagine black and bad scenarios of what could all go wrong. In reality, however, it always turns out the way that is best for us. It’s okay to be prepared, but you don’t have to be pessimistic.
These are some of my thoughts on these quotes for this week. I will be happy if you share your thoughts with me in the comments.
My weekly video
I prepare video with new positive thoughts for the coming week every Sunday, with proverbs, or quotes from famous writers, poets, philosophers, celebrities, and photos from different authors, and post it on YouTube. You can watch this week video on this link:
More famous quotes
At these links, you can read famous quotes on the following topics:
Thank you for reading my post Weekly Positive Quotes – October 26 – November 1, 2020. Maybe you know some great quotes and have some favorite ones by Mark Twain and if you want to share it with me, I will be very happy for your comment. Or, you can write in the comment what was your favorite quote this week.
I wish you a wonderful week!
Source of information about Mark Twain: wikipedia