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Comprehensive information about Mark Twain including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Mark Twain is the famous pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He is one of the most beloved figures in the history of American literature, and was a journalist, novelist, humorist, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and poet. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel ." This educational Mark Twain resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare. Quote Right
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Quote Left As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep and never to refrain when awake. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wit and Humor -- if any difference, it is in duration -- lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, and can do damage -- the other fools along and enjoys elaboration. Quote Right
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Quote Left The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession, but carrying a banner. Quote Right
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Quote Left I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe. Quote Right
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