The Book That Has It All

One Sunday morning, Mark Twain was listening to a preacher who was giving a dramatic and well thought out sermon. Twain recognized the skill of the preacher though he was bothered by the preacher’s supercilious attitude. So, he decided to take the preacher down a few pegs. As you may be aware, Twain was an […]

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Mark Twain’s Diary

“Monday — Got up, washed, went to bed. “Tuesday — Got up, washed, went to bed. “Wednesday — Got up, washed, went to bed. “Thursday — Got up, washed, went to bed. “Friday — Got up, washed, went to bed. “Next Friday — Got up, washed, went to bed. “Friday fortnight — Got up, washed, […]

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Mark Twain On Golf

The following two famous golf quotations, often repeated by golf aficionados and golf publications, were attributed to Mark Twain: “It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.” “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” However, there is another little-known quotation about Twain’s thought on golf published in the June […]

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Elegant-Sounding

George Santayana stated that “to knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.” No one believed that philosophy more than Mark Twain. Twain has the knack of annoying the pompous and knocking the haughty ones off their high horses. There is one anecdote of Twain […]

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Mark Twain Set The Record Straight

As a correspondent of San Francisco Morning Call in 1864, Mark Twain and San Francisco Chief of Police Martin J. Bsurke were in a relatively good terms. But that changed in 1866 when Twain started a series of polemics accusing Burke and his officers of corruption and other serious crimes. Burke then threatened Twain to sue him with […]

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