Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(1876), and its sequel
, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri
, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer.
I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog.
I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
"In the beginning of a change the PATRIOT is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot" (1904)
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience — 4000 critics.
A crowded police docket is the surest of all signs that trade is brisk and money plenty.
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
This poor little one-horse town.
A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.