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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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You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.

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Wit, by itself, is of little account. It becomes a moment only when grounded on wisdom.
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Words in haste do friendships waste.
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Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
K
Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals," vol. 2, Notebook 18; ed. Frederick Anderson, 1975.
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K: "Letters from the Earth," "From an Unfinished Burlesque of Books on Etiquette," pt. 1, "At the Funeral." ed. Bernard DeVoto, 1962.
   


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