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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
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

R
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.
A
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relationship.
N
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.
K
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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