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".
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Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them.
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.
To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
There is no use in your walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.
I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untax
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
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