American author and humorist
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter of which has often been called the "Great American Novel".
Twain, Mark Quotes
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
There has never been an intelligent person of the age of sixty who would consent to live his life over again. His or anyone else
The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Man is the only man that blushes. Or needs to.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
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