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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
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been still more wonderful to miss it.

R
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
A
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
N
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
K
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
R: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
A: "Pudd'nhead Wilson."
N: "The Adventures of Torn Sawyer."
K: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
   


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