His quaint and pithy maxims were on everybody's tongue. He said "Some
folks mistake vivacity for wit; whereas the difference between vivacity and
wit is the same as the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning."
And he said, "Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail, and
then you can let go when you want to." Also he said, "The difficulty
ain't that we know so much, but that we know so much that ain't so." Good
friends of mine, he and Nasby were.
- "Frank Fuller and My First New York Lecture, " Who Is Mark Twain?
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