Quote by Mark Twain
Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
This quote suggests that making noise or being boastful does not necessarily indicate an accomplishment or success. It humorously compares a hen that loudly cackles after laying an egg to someone who exaggerates their achievements, making them sound more significant than they actually are. It serves as a reminder that true achievements are proven through substance and evidence, not through mere noise or empty words.
To expect that the intricacies of science will be pierced by a careless glance, or the eminences of fame ascended without labour, is to expect a peculiar privilege, a power denied to the rest of mankind; but to suppose that the maze is inscrutable to diligence, or the heights inaccessible to perseverance, is to submit tamely to the tyranny of fancy, and enchain the mind in voluntary shackles.