Mark TwainMark Twain, [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist

Mark Twain Quote

“Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.”

Mark TwainMark Twain
~ Mark Twain

Ratings and Comments

Logan, Memphis, Tn

Work hard! There are millions on welfare depending on you!

Dick, Fort Worth

I think those millions need help because the vast majority of welfare goes to the right and powerful. The disparity between rich and poor has never been greater in history.

Gregoroff, BC Canada

I could not agree more period but I think some of the rich or making their money off the backs of the workers by paying a low wage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous, Raleigh, NC

In the history of the world, we're not even a blip on the timeline.

Loknath, Mudugere

Paying low wage? What are these BPOs doing? Techies from USA, EU etc are rushing to 3rd world BPOs in quest of better offers than at home.

jim k, Austin

I am not rich but I love rich people. For example, Michael Dell right here in Austin.He has created thousands of jobs and given loads of money to charities. I'm sick of people who downgrade rich people and say how they make it on the backs of the workers. They furnish jobs , real jobs , not phony government jobs payed for by taxpayers. God bless the rich.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

The demise of a lazy child, love not sleep lest thou come to poverty. Some are born, with a great degree of understanding, which lends itself well to the diligent, in acquiring skillsets. Some given to building, others to design. Being slothful in personal responsibility, makes it hard to climb the ladder of accomplishment. Socialism breeds laziness, and contempt among the simpleminded. " Closed shop States " lay hold upon knowledge, knowledge withheld breeds contempt among the ignorant. At all times, the poorest of people, are the greatest of indicators, of the mindset and health of a family and its Leadership. To maintain Liberty for the lest, is to govern well the most. Our Chophshiy ( freedom from bondage and tax ) Liberty striped away first. Then Eleutheria Liberty ( manumission from slavery ) falls away, reducing the person to a proletariat state of being. The last of Liberty to be challenged, Apeleutheros Liberty, emancipation of the spirit and access to the presence of God, that one may worship God, without the buying of forgiveness or the purchasing of Liberty for money. These three principals are key to creating harmony, and give light to the understanding of Pure Liberty ordained by God. As with an A Frame, remove any one of the three, and the structure, as well as the mindset, will fall. It is a state of natural law. Subjective fact. As now and in the past, in times of need, God gives understanding to the poor and needy, because of the oppression, in our case, democratic institutionalized socialism, under ( Nadiyb liberalism, vile, grandee.) Tyrannical leadership. Period !

E Archer, NYC


Mike, Norwalk

What contract did the world void to owe anyone anything? What tort or other action did the world do, contrary to natural law, to owe anyone anything? How exactly did the world incur debt?


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