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Mark Twain
(1835-1910) born on
Nov 30
US novelist, journalist, river pilot. The "Great American humorist" was also known as "The People's Author" and creator of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
         
   
F
Never learn to do anything; if you don't learn, you'll always find someone else to do it for you.

R
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern wind, blow softly here;
Green sod above, lie light, lie light --
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.
A
Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident.
N
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
K
Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the flea! -- incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
R: Epitaph for an adopted daughter, ca. 1885.
A: "Notebook," 1935.
N: "The Art of Authorship."
K: Pudd'nhead Wilson, ch. 12, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," 1894.
   


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