Quotation – January 30, 2013

Prophecy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – January 29, 2013

In a manner which matches the fortuity, if not the consequence, of Archimedes’ bath and Newton’s apple, the (3.6 million year old) fossil footprints were eventually noticed one evening in September 1976 by the paleontologist Andrew Hill, who fell while avoiding a ball of elephant dung hurled at him by the ecologist David Western.

John Reader, ‘Missing Links: the Hunt for Earliest Man’

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Quotation – January 28, 2013

A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – January 24, 2013

What a writer has to do is write what hasn’t been written before or beat dead men at what they have done.

Ernest Hemingway

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Quotation – January 23, 2013

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – January 16, 2013

Truth is mighty and will prevail.  There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain’t so.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – January 15, 2013

Travel has no longer any charm for me.  I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except for Heaven and Hell, and I have only a vague curiosity as concerns one of them.

Mark Twain

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