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(Mental Floss)   Ten statements erroneously attributed to Mark Twain--and the ten things he actually said that are similar to those ten statements   ( mentalfloss.com) divider line
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2013-12-01 08:40:49 AM  
The only thing we have to fear is beer goggles - Mother Theresa
2013-12-01 09:17:17 AM  
The clothes do indeed make the man; naked people have had little to no impact on society.
2013-12-01 09:49:21 AM  
"Better to be thought a fool and remain silent than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
-Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain
2013-12-01 10:09:53 AM  

phillydrifter: "Better to be thought a fool and remain silent than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
-Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain

this was actually the list of things he didn't say..

8. "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
He DID say: "[He] was endowed with a stupidity which by the least little stretch would go around the globe four times and tie."
2013-12-01 12:07:01 PM  
Duh.  We all know those were said by Rand Paul.
2013-12-01 12:38:18 PM  
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2013-12-01 04:06:46 PM  
"A lie travels halfway 'round the world before the truth can get his pants on."
2013-12-01 04:17:41 PM  
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."
2013-12-01 04:43:20 PM  
"So, this is a spaceship... You ever run into Halley's Comet?"
2013-12-02 01:48:43 PM  
Speaking of Bibles, unexpurgated or not:  "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." (Proverbs 17:28)
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