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Mark Twain Quotes

Samuel Clemens, who took the pen name of Mark Twain, worked hard to earn livelihood, first as a twelve-year-old typesetter for various printers, then a steamboat pilot, a miner and eventually a journalist. In addition to writing and having his works published, he began to lecture, which earned him fame and much more money than non-lecturing writers.

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“Many a city could vie for the distinction that Manchester, England held for Mr. Clemens… a place to retire and gaze out at the tranquil view of green pastures.”

“I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable.”

“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

“Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man’s I mean.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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