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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.
A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razorstrap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a cl

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relationship.
In the weltering hell of the Moorooroo plain
The Yatala Wangary withers and dies,
And the Worrow Wanilla, demented with pain,
To the Woolgoolga woodlands
Despairingly flies.
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Greatly Exaggerated," "German"; ed. Alex Ayres, 1988.
R: Old Man, in "What Is Man?" sct. 6, 1906; repr. in "Complete Essays, ed. by Charles Neider, 1963.
A: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
N: Consisting of Australian place-names, in "Following the Equator," ch. 36, 1897.
K: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.

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