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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

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    By and by when each nation has 20,000 battleships and 5,000,000 soldiers we shall all be safe and the wisdom of statesmanship will stand confirmed.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    “Awake,
    My fairest, my espoused, my latest found,
    Heaven’s last best gift, my ever new delight,
    Awake, the morning shines, and the fresh field
    Calls us: we lose the prime, to mark how spring
    Our tended plants, how blows the citron grove,
    What drops the myrrh and what the balmy reed,
    How nature paints her colors, how the bee
    Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.”
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Intellectual “work” is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
    —Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)