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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
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

R
We have no permanent brains until we are forty. Then they begin to harden, presently they petrify, then business begins. Since forty I have been regular about going to bed and getting up -- and that is one of the main things.
A
The art of prophecy is very difficult, especially with respect to the future.
N
We write frankly and freely but then we "modify'' before we print.
K
Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
R: "Seventieth Birthday," 1950.
A: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
N: "Life on the Mississippi."
K: "Huckleberry Finn," 1884.
   


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