Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy B-Day Mr. Clemens!

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri, on this day in 1835. He is better known by the pen name Mark Twain. Twain is most noted for his novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has since been called the Great American Novel) and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."

Here are some quotes attributed to Mark Twain:

  • Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
  • Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
  • If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
  • I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
  • 1 comment:

    Major Pepperidge said...

    I still need to read part one of his recently-released autobiography.