There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Source: Inscription beneath his bust in the Hall of Fame.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.
It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.
I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump an frog in Calaveras county
Source: The Celebrated Jumping Frog, 1865
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