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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 247) - Mark Twain

“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”

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Quotes For Public Speakers

Happy Birthday Mark Twain, November 30th

Happy Birthday to Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Born November 20th 1835.

I have always been a fan of Twain’s humor. Over the past year in tracing my family history I was able to verify something I long suspected- that Mark Twain was a relative of mine. 41 more words


Happy Birthday Mark Twain

November 30, 1835 was the birth date of Samuel L. Clemens, known by most by his “writing name” – Mark Twain.

He was a favorite author of mine as a younger reader, and continues to be one of the writers I revisit on a regular basis. 133 more words

Vonnie Winslow Crist

Something to be Thankful For

In May of 1897, American author and humorist Samuel Clemens (or Mark Twain) arrived in London as part of a lengthy world tour. There he was greeted by the news that his cousin, a Mr. 371 more words

Famous Quotes

Mark Twain on Learning German

I am continuing to try and learn German, studying about thirty minutes a day on Duolingo, and at times I feel like I have reached a plateau.  745 more words


I Think This Game Is Rigged

I sometimes play poker with Mssrs. Mencken, Clemens, Thompson, and Franklin. And after my last go-round with Franklin – well, the less said about Baltimore the better. 1,411 more words