Quotes by Mark Twain

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
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"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
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"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)."
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"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."
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"Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well."
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Books by Mark Twain

  • The Prince
  • 274,810 ratings
  • July 6th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

    (first published 1532)

  • Bleak House
  • 101,138 ratings
  • November 12th 2013 by LCI

    (first published 1853)

Mark Twain
  • Mark Twain

  • Date of birth: November 30, 1835
  • Died: April 21, 1910
  • Born: in Florida, Missouri, The United States.

  • Description: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

    Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

    He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

    However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.

    Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".Excerpted from Wikipedia.AKA:Μαρκ Τουαίν (Greek)

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