Mark Twain

What Is Man? and Other Essays

“What Is Man?” is a short story by American writer Mark Twain, published in 1906. It is a dialogue between a Young Man and an Old Man regarding the nature of man. The title refers to Psalm 8:4, which begins “what is man, that you are mindful of him…”.
331 printed pages
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    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted4 months ago
    While he was thus hesitating, the following incident occurred.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted4 months ago
    This gives it too much distinction, too much prominence, too much credit. It is only the LAST link in a very long chain of turning-points commissioned to produce the cardinal result; it is not any more important than the humblest of its ten thousand predecessors.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted4 months ago
    The turning-point of my life

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