October 24, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer.  But if it is a fact, proof is necessary. 

Mark Twain


  1. “….. A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent mournful expanse…. a desolation…. we never saw a human being on the whole route…. hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”

    Mark Twain on Israel 1867

    Gotta love them olive trees. Does this mean "Palestinian" olives are fast friend food?

  2. "fast friends of a worthless soil"

    A wonderful turn of phrase.