Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Here of late, a number of Mark Twain witticisms have crossed my path.  The man was a virtual quote machine. The problem with posting one or two or twelve do you choose?  Then the thought you could make a blog just out of Twain's sayings.  Turns out you can.  Like here and here and probably seventeen other places.  Anyway, enjoy a few Twain quotes:

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."

"The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also."

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

"Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will."

"It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or a photograph, or a telephone or any other important thing—and the last man gets the credit and we forget the others. He added his little mite — that is all he did. These object lessons should teach us that ninety-nine parts of all things that proceed from the intellect are plagiarisms, pure and simple; and the lesson ought to make us modest.  But nothing can do that."

“Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.”

"The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey."

No comments:

Post a Comment