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

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April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded ...

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This nation is like all the others that have been sp...

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Familiarity breeds contempt and children.

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Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.

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Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.

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

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

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I've lived through some terrible things in my life, ...

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

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Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minu...

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The signs of excessive indulgence in this destructiv...

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Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day aft...

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Well, there are times when one would like to hang th...

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The lack of money is the root of all evil.

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Travel is fatal to narrowmindedness, prejudice and b...

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I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying ...

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It is discouraging to try to penetrate a mind like y...

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