Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 7) – Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) American Author and Humorist

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”

– Mark Twain


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  5. Gabriela says:

    Brilliant, love it.

  6. It’s a great quote, isn’t it! He came up with a few really useful ones – including the good old one about writing a long presentation because of not having time to write a short one…… 🙂


    • John Zimmer says:

      Thanks for the comment, Simon. Yes, Twain was masterful in wielding memorable words of wit and wisdom.

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