Mark Twain’s Dog

When in the deeper literary mood, and not laughing at Bierce’s “Devil’s Dictionary, ” I like to laugh along with the wit of those old adages from Poor Richard and Mark Twain. Although I really didn’t like “Tom Sawyer” very much.

As I have relayed in other posts, I like sayings that eloquently make a point. Possibly my favorite Twain quote is about the differences between man and dog.


"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." - Mark Twain

So often I must repeat this to myself when looking at people whom I have helped. Parents know the feeling. Kinda makes one skeptical about society in general.

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