09 May, 2005

words of wisdom

Mark Twain (birth-name Samuel Clemens) has been described as the first real American writer. Apart from his many novels, he was also extremely quotable. Here are a few of his notable quips...


"Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great."

"Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often."

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."

"Let us swear while we may, for in heaven it will not be allowed."

"All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it."

"Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary."

"Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them."

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first."

"History doesn't repeat itself - at best it sometimes rhymes."

"All right then, I'll go to hell."




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