30 November 2009

Happy Birthday Mr.Twain

Some of my favorite quotes from the Sage of the South:

"Don't let schooling interfere with your education."

"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper."

"All generalizations are false, including this one. "

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."

"It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand."

An interesting piece commemorating Twain's birthday may be read here at The American Thinker.

Post coming soon . . . Pot & Kettle Critics


Chaps said...

Also: "If you don't read the newspapers, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you are misinformed."

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Chaps - yes, that's a good one. I'd rather not know, than know incorrectly.

Ignorance is preferable to error.