AUTHOR | MARK TWAIN



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Mark Twain | Writer, lecturer



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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called 'The Great American Novel'.
Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In 1865, his humorous story, 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County', was published, based on a story he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a min


Born: 1835-11-30

Born in: Florida, Missouri, U.S.

Died: 1910-04-21







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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a re...

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I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't ...

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The difference between the right word and the almost...

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You can't pray a lie–I found that out.

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Some people get an education without going to colleg...

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A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

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Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conce...

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High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only w...

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I'll not go where there is any of that sort of thing...

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When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not yo...

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Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his par...

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Nothing exists; all is a dream. God–man–the world–th...

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You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination ...

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Herodotus says, 'Very few things happen at the right...

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A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razorstrap...

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To be satisfied with what one has; that is wealth.

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Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

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When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter...

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It is curious that physical courage should be so com...

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I have found out that there ain't no surer way to fi...

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