| Hain't we got all the fools in town on our
side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.
- Following the Equator; Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar
If you send a damned fool to St. Louis, and you don't tell them he's a damned fool, they'll never find out.
- Life on the Mississippi
If all the fools in this world should die, lordly God how lonely I should be.
- Letter to Olivia Clemens, 1/23/1885
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927
Ah, well, I am a great and sublime fool. But then I am God's fool, and all His work must be contemplated with respect.
- Mark Twain, a Biography
Page from 1917 Mark Twain Calendar
published by Sully and Kleinteich of NY
by arrangement with
Harper & Brothers
Dave Thomson collection
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