"Truth," Mark Twain Instructs, "Is the Most Precious Thing We Have. Economise It."

February 9, 1895

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"Truth," Mark Twain Instructs, "Is the Most Precious Thing We Have. Economise It."
Autograph Quotation Signed
1 page | SMC 1696

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      For those who quote Mark Twain far more than Shakespeare, this aphorism is as dear as a First Folio: “Truth,” Twain instructs, “is the most precious thing we have. Economise it.”

      It is said that during Clemens' stay in fin de siecle, and violently anti-Semitic, Vienna, this saying actually caused Clemens to be labeled a Jew.


      Autograph Aphorism Signed ('Mark Twain"), 1 page, duodecimo, Paris, February 9, 1895.
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