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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.
Never learn to do anything; if you don't learn, you'll always find someone else to do it for you.

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.
Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident.
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.
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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