Mark Twain

(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 / Florida, Missouri)

Mark Twain
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure ... more »

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  • ''“If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything.”''
  • ''“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ''
  • ''“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”''
  • ''“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
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  • ''“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ''
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