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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A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained.
There ain't no way to find out why a snorer can't hear himself more.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't.