Quotation by Mark Twain

Knighterrantry is a most chuckleheaded trade, and it is tedious hard work, too, but I begin to see that there is money in it, after all, if you have luck. Not that I would ever engage in it, as a business, for I wouldn't. No sound and legitimate business can be established on a basis of speculation. A successful whirl in the knighterrantry line—now what is it when you blow away the nonsense and come down to the cold facts? It's just a corner in pork, that's all.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. Hank Morgan, in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ch. 19 (1889).
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