Mark Twain: Men of gold and men of mica

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Gold in its native state is but dull, unornamental stuff, and only lowborn metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter. However, like the rest of the world, I still go on underrating men of gold and glorifying men of mica. –Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)