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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.
         
   
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When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

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When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
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When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat.
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What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows -- it must grow; nothing can prevent it.
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When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
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R: "Following the Equator," ch. 29, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar," 1897.
A: On watermelons; In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: "Consistency," paper, read at Hartford, Connecticut in 1884; published 1923; repr. in "Complete Essays," ed. Charles Neider, 1963.
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