Mark Twain, on Idiots and Lightning

Mark Twain On Idiots and Lightning

[Later edit, in October 2015: a friend of mine questions the authenticity of this quote, but did find a source for Mark Twain saying this: “The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.” He may well be correct; my friend is an expert at detecting false quotations. If anyone knows of a source for the quote in the pic above, please leave a note about it in a comment to this post.]

2 thoughts on “Mark Twain, on Idiots and Lightning

  1. Pingback: Mark Twain, on Fools and Lightning | RobertLovesPi's Blog

  2. I love that quote of Twain’s…it’s esp. appropriate today, but I wish he’d said “useful idiots” instead of just plain “idiots.”


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