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    May 3, 2011

    The Mark Twain Quote That Never Existed

    You know that Mark Twain quote you've been seeing every where after Osama Bin Laden's death? “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” Well, turns out he never said it. And I found out who did.

    • Lawyer Clarence Darrow was a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union and is most notable for defending John T. Scopes' right to teach evolution in the classroom in the State of Tennessee v. Scopes "Monkey trial."

    • The Real Quote Goes Like This

      "Everybody is a potential murderer. I've never killed any one, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices."

    • The moral: being happy about Osama bin Laden's death makes you a lawyer.

    • See also: The Martin Luther King Quote That Never Existed

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