"t's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled".Is this really a Mark Twain quote?

I'm a huge fan of Mark Twain.. I have never heard this quote before until today.

That of course is not why I'm asking. I learn a new quote from him everyday.

I only want to be sure. I love this quote.. I think it's very true esp in this time.

However, I like to check quotes before I post them as many people are posting quotes to the wrong person a lot..esp on facebook! I have googled it and all I can find is people quoting it to Mark Twain but that's all I'm finding..

Any BIGGER fans of Twain out there that would know.. please help! Thank you! :)

Update:

Yeah, I saw that but I don't who Quora is and if it's legit.

Update 2:

Korchnoi's Complaint: Thank you!

Seems I may have to visit a library very soon.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    The fact that "Quora attributes it to him" is worthless. Quora is yet another one of those idiotic "quote websites" that misquote and misattribute things all the time.

    Note that Quora doesn't bother to give an actual citation -- what book was it from, what page, etc. Without a full citation, you have no assurance that this was said by Mark Twain or Herbert Hoover or some random dude who made it up yesterday.

    It doesn't appear (as Twain's or anybody else's) in either the 14th or 15th edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. I suppose it's possible that it comes from the newly released edition of his Autobiography, but I think it's more likely that it's just something misattributed by some stupid "quote website."

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  • 3 years ago

    He meant that the main severe form of coaching is that of the coaching won by trial and mistake and by your man or woman actual life reports. i've got faith; in spite of the certainty that my memory is a sprint sketchy and that i might desire to be fallacious approximately this, that Twain did no longer end training and dropped out as early as common college as a results of fact i comprehend that he at as quickly as grew to grow to be a printers apprentice on the age of 11. Twain grew to become into additionally extensively regular no longer only as a fave write, yet a slapstick comedian besides who grew to become into regular for his humorousness and sharp wit only as much as he grew to become into for his tenacious and mischievous character Huckleberry Finn

  • Bob B
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Quora attributes it to him

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  • 8 years ago

    Sounds like Obama`s saying, after he got elected as president, and again after producing his FAKE birth certificate.

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