Who are Samuel Langhorne Clemens?

  • (noun): United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910).
    Synonyms: Clemens, Mark Twain

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    War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    I have at last, after several months’ experience, made up my mind that [New York] is a splendid desert—a domed and steepled solitude, where the stranger is lonely in the midst of a million of his race.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth. .
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:33.

    Saul to David, about Goliath.

    We went to Mannheim and attended a shivaree—otherwise an opera—the one called “Lohengrin.” The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief. The racking and pitiless pain of it remains stored up in my memory alongside the memory of the time that I had my teeth fixed.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)