QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights

Mark Twain died 106 years ago todaymark twain coloured imageHere are 10 of my favourite quotes attributed to the great man.

10. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

9. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

8. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

7. “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”

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

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

4. “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.”

3. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

2. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

1. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”

Do you have any favourites of your own?

Youtube: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) (1909)




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