Twain Quote


Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at
fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take
the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will
find she did it with a knife; but if you take simply the aspect of the pencil,
you will say that she did it with her teeth.
— Mark Twain, “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar”

QUOTES


“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.”

“The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.”

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

“Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.”

—Will Rogers

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened
or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I
cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to
go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.

— Mark Twain

The bay-trees in our country are all wither’d

And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;

The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth

And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change.

These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.

— Wm. Shakespeare, “Richard II”