Happy 176th Birthday Mark Twain! American author and humorist Mark Twain was born in Missouri on this day, 1835. The Google Doodle pays tribute to his two best loved books: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Here are some of my favorite Twain quotes:
• There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
• Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
• Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
• I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
• Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.
• Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.
• The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
• In the laboratory there are no fustian ranks, no brummagem aristocracies; the domain of Science is a republic,and all its citizens are brothers and equals, its princes of Monaco and its stonemasons of Cromarty meeting, barren of man-made gauds and meretricious decorations, upon the one majestic level!
• Herschel removed the speckled tent-roof from the world and exposed the immeasurable deeps of space, dim-flecked with fleets of colossal suns sailing their billion-leagued remoteness.
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