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Mark Twain Trail Quote of the Day – Tuesday – February 16, 2021


“This is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts.”  Mark Twain, Describing General Ulysses S. Grant, Notebook, 1866


Mark Twain Trail Quote of the Day – Monday – February 15, 2021


“Mr. Roosevelt is the Tom Sawyer of the political world of the twentieth century; always showing off; always hunting for a chance to show off; in his frenzied imagination the Great Republic is a vast Barnum circus with him for a clown and the whole world for audience; he would go to Halifax for half a chance to show off and he would go to hell for a whole one.”  Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3, 2015