Monday, November 2, 2009

Mark Twain & his Awesome House

Mark Twain was a redhead, although he his largely remembered for his great shock of stark white hair. He once said, “while the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Twain was notoriously fond of cats and always had several about the house. He was also uncommonly fond of freckles. Most people when they think of Mark Twain envision him in his trademark white suit. Oddly enough, he didn’t start wearing one until very late in life. He disliked the traditional black suits worn by professionals of his time saying, “A group of men in evening clothes looks like a flock of crows, and is just about as inspiring."
More Twain Quotes:
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

Mark Twain

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