Monday, November 28, 2016

7 Mark Twain Quotes for His Birthday

Samuel Clemons, AKA Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835. In honor of this great man's 181st birthday, here are a baker's half-dozen of his quotes on a variety of topics taken from Mark Twain : his words, wit, and wisdom.


1869 - If you wish to inflict a heartless and malignant punishment upon a young person, pledge him to keep a journal a year.


1867 - I want a good wife - I want a couple of them if they are particularly good - but where is the wherewithal?


1869 - The dog is the gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.

Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe

1909 - To me his prose is unreadable - like Jane Austen's. No, there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's.


1897 - The old saw says, "Let a sleeping dog lie." Right. Still, when there is much at stake it is better to get a newspaper to do it.


1894 - A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.

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