The best funny, witty, and wise Mark Twain quotes
Mark Twain often gets the credit for all sorts of witty lines, but it turns out that he didn’t say many of them. So we set ourselves the task of tracking down the lines that Mark Twain actually did say – and this post is the result. We hope you enjoy reading these 15 of the very best Mark Twain quotes as much as we enjoyed compiling them.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. – Letter to George Bainton, 15 October 1888
I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever. – ‘Answers to Correspondents’, The Californian, 17 June 1865
I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough. – Speech, 23 September 1907
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. – More Maxims of Mark, 1927