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Mark Twain on Politics & Politicians from Chicago Motivational Speaker Humorous



 “Suppose you were an idiot.

And suppose you were a Congressman.

But I’m repeating myself.”

– Mark Twain, A Biography


Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.  What is man?



Mark Twain on
Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, King Leopold of the Belgians



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A jay hasn’t got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise. – What Stumped the Blue Jay


Shall we ever have a Congress, a majority of whose members are hopelessly insane? Probably not. But it is possible— unquestionably such a thing is possible.  Letter to sister 1869


A man’s first duty is to his own conscience and honor—the party or the country come second to that. – Letter to W.D. Howells, 1884


“And he grew up and married, and raised a large family, and brained them all with an ax one night, and got wealthy by all manner of cheating and rascality; and now he is the infernalest wickedest scoundrel in his native village, and is universally respected, and belongs to the legislature.” – The Story of the Bad Little Boy



Conor Cunneen is also author

What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’

“When I say I’ll learn (‘Teach’ is not in the river vocabulary) a man the river, I mean it. And you can depend on it, I’ll learn him or kill him.” Life on the Mississippi  – Mark Twain

Utilizing a unique and memorable MARK TWAIN acronym, author Conor Cunneen demonstrates what the Dean of American Humorists learned him bout public speakin !

Message preparation

Audience research and knowledge

Relate to audience

Know your objective


Titter and humor wins the audience

Wait – The power of the Pause

Anecdotes connect

Involve, Inform, Inspire your audience

Narration and stagecraft.