“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.”
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was born today November 30, 1835 he was renowned American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.
A few well-known and loved works:
The classic, in all its glory – though what many forget is how well this tale of American boyhood holds up even after nearly 150 years. Tom Sawyer, his best friend Huck Finn, his would-be girlfriend Becky Thatcher, and his aunt Polly teach and learn about life, death, race, and painting fences in a “typical” 19th century Midwestern town that bears a striking resemblance to Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri.
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“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
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