Thursday, November 30, 2006

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Mark Twain–born this day in 1835–died 1910

“We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can’t read.”

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.”