Henry Tuckerman Quote
“It is amusing to detect character in the vocabulary of each person. The adjectives habitually used, like the inscriptions on a thermometer, indicate the temperament.”
The optimist (1850), p. 79, "Conversation"
“A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”
Often misattributed to Mark Twain; probably because it has been found in a notebook belonging to the wife of Mark Twain, Olivia Langdon Clemens. She attributes it to Henry Tuckerman, and while the attribution is correct, the quotation is just a paraphrase (See izquotes.com/quote/382485 for the original quotation).
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenry Tuckerman
Born: April 20, 1813
Died: December 17, 1871 (aged 58)
Bio: Henry Theodore Tuckerman was an American writer, essayist and critic.
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