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Mark Twain

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Biography - Mark Twain:

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.
Born: 1835 - Died: 1910
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.




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(French, German, Italian)

Il est plus facile de duper les gens que de les convaincre qu'ils ont été dupés.

Es ist leichter die Menschen zu täuschen, als sie zu überzeugen, dass sie getäuscht worden sind.

E' molto più facile ingannare la gente, piuttosto che convincerla che è stata ingannata.

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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

Truth does not do as much good in the world, as its counterfeits do evil.

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.


Mark Twain also said...

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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