Stop Attributing Keep-Your-Mouth-Shut Quote To Mark Twain

Yes, it’s time to STOP attributing this quote: “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt” to Mark Twain.

According to the book “Quote Verifier“, the author of this quotation is still yet to be determined or verified.

Stop Attributing Keep-Your-Mouth-Shut Quote To Mark Twain Just credit this doubtful quote to “UNKNOWN” or “ANONYMOUS” for the time being.

The above tongue-in-cheek quote “Stop Attributing Keep-Your-Mouth-Shut quote to me and you’ll appear smart” is my own creation.

Without any doubt, you will appear smarter than the many books and websites which have also credited this quotation to Mark Twain.

Mark Twain is one popular figure who is known to have many misattributed quotes and unverified quotations credited to his name.

Beware: Don’t just follow blindly and use Mark Twain’s quotations from books, magazines and particularly those established quotation websites.

Most, if not all, do not cite their quotes sources. They just want to boast to have the largest collection of unverified quotations.


Here is a selection of verified authentic quotations by Mark Twain which come with citing sources.


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