“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”
This quote* from 19th century humorist Josh Billings (the pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw) made me want to look him up. Apparently, he was humorist-runner-up to Mark Twain, who gets all the visibility.
As luck would have it, we have a picture of the two of them together, which I decided to include mainly because the third man with them is named Petroleum V. Nasby. How could I resist?
We may think of ourselves as big fans of truth, but does he have a point? Do we find that demand underwhelms supply?
*The second in what I hope will become a substantial collection of interesting quotes. The first is here.