Never the Twain…

By Andy Green / 1 April 2014 / Quotes

In his last post A Stack of Chewy Bacon Roger highlighted some Francis Bacon quotes that were applicable to the Intelligence game.  Here are some of my favourite Quotemeister’s (Mark Twain) offerings that you may find equally apposite:

  • Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
  • It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
  • A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
  • It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
  • Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
  • The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
  • Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

And then there is my absolute favourite.  Not necessarily applicable to the Intelligence game

  • Golf is a good walk spoiled

… but rather my comment on the intelligence of those who play that particular game.

Standing by for the retorts.


One comment on Never the Twain…

  1. K Head

    Andy, I though the quote was…

    Golf is a good walk spoiled by having to bash a small ball around the place…

    Less succinct, but some just have to have the clarity!


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