“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain

I’m amazed by this quote, there’s power in the simplest statements. If only we sought after integrity to ensure those we inform are not misled, wouldn’t that be amazing?

We must remember that once we’ve said something, if it’s inaccurate, it’s more difficult to correct than to be right in the first place. We’d rather hit “Share” or “RT” without reviewing context or accuracy.

This was said by Mark Twain in 1894 and Albert Bigelow Paine included it in his Mark Twain Notebook written in 1935.

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