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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 ."


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Quote Left A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. Quote Right
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Quote Left An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect. Quote Right
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Quote Left "If a man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man, but it would degrade the cat. Quote Right
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Quote Left By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. Quote Right
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