Mark Twain’s wit


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
— Mark Twain

Mark Twain is often regarded as the greatest humorist in American literature. He used his well-honed wit to satirize a range of subjects, including religious hypocrisy, corrupt politicians, and imperialism. Sometimes he just enjoyed a bit of wordplay to make people laugh, such as when he wrote, “Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.”