POP QUIZ #4: Test Your Knowlege of Mark Twain and Sir WInston

 

 

POP QUIZ #4:   How Well DO You Know Mark Twain and Sir WInston?

 

Have always been a fan of wise people and the sage words they have shared,  but did you know that two of the most beloved observers of the human condition were both born on this same day?  (Those rascally Saggitarians have always had a way with words!)

Yes indeed, Sammuel Langhorne Clemens-a.k.a. Mark Twain in 1835, and Sir Winston Churchill in 1874. In honor of the occasion, here are some favorites, can you match the man to the words? Scroll down to see the answers.

1.   All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

2.  Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, take time to pause and reflect.

3.  Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

4.  Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak out; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

5.  When in doubt, tell the truth.

6. Be good, and you will be lonesome.

7.  I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, pigs treat us as equals.

8.  Patiotism is supporting your country at all times, and your government when it deserves it.

9.  You can’t depend on your eyes if your immagination is out of focus.

10. We shape our buildings, afterwards they shape us.

11. A fanatic is one who won’t change his mind, and can’t change the subject

12. A man with a new idea is a crank, until that idea succeeds.

13. The trouble isn’t that there are too many fools, it’s that lightning isn’t distributed correctly.

14. There are two kinds of people: those who accomplish things, and those who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

15.  No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

16. Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

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Twain: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15

 Churchill: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14