Kiado-Ryu Karate

Aug 8, 2022 - Feature of the Week

Mark Twain & Martial Arts

What does Mark Twain—Samuel Langhorne Clemens—have to do with Martial Arts? Actually nothing, per se. Martial artists have their martial skills. Mark Twain had his wit. His tongue was so sharp it could cut a person down before he blinked. For Twain, his wit was his martial art.

Mark Twain has been recognized as the greatest humorist in American history. The great writer, William Faulkner, credits Mark Twain as the “Father of American literature.”

Following are ten quotes from the deep well of Mark Twain’s mind. A simple search on the web will lead one to the full gift of his humor, wit and common sense, as well as igniting much thought and understanding. Enjoy!