'The secret of getting ahead is getting started'
Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain and went on to author several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor. Twain died on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut.
- Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
- Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.