Mark Twain on Truth

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“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.”

“All generalizations are false, including this one.”

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” 

Mark Twain (30 November 1835 –1910)

“Se si dice la verità, non è necessario ricordare nulla.”

“La verità è la cosa più preziosa che abbiamo. Risparmiamola! “

“La verità è più strana della fantasia perché la fantasia è obbligata ad attenersi alle possibilità, la verità invece non lo è.”

“Tutte le generalizzazioni sono false, inclusa questa.”

” Ci sono tre generi di bugie: le bugie, le grandi menzogne e le statistiche.”

28 thoughts on “Mark Twain on Truth

  1. I’m from the UK and grew watching Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a kid..I even went to the mock Island at Disney!..Twain was compulsory reading at school. It’s not till much later in life I discovered who he was, got to say the school got it right!

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