Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

During the early part of 02011, Twain's use of the word "nigger" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn became a controversial issue. On 8 January 02011, the GDT::Quote collection of 1,038 quotes contained seven quotes by Mark Twain.

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [life/knowledge]

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [life]

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you
feel that you, too, can become great.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [life]

October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate
in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November,
May, March, June, December, August and February.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [economics]

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [education]

It is by the fortune of God that, in this country,
we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom
of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [freedom/silence]

...... Reminds me of the following Einstein quote: "If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, then X is work, Y is play, Z is keep your mouth shut."

We could use up two Eternities in learning all that is to be
learned about our own world and the thousands of nations that
have arisen and flourished and vanished from it. Mathematics
alone would occupy me eight million years.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [learning]

Two men can keep a secret if one of them is dead.
-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [life]

...... These days even dead people can "speak" thanks to DNA processing.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 January 2011
Last Modified: Saturday, 25-Jan-2014 05:05:50 MST