What is 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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    I can understand German as well as the maniac that invented it, but I talk it best through an interpreter.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to pulverize those critics who said I was a slave to my habits and couldn’t break my bonds.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    If you find that you can’t make seventy by any but an uncomfortable road, don’t you go. When they take off the Pullman and retire you to the rancid smoker, put off your things, count your checks, and get out at the first way station where there’s a cemetery.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Then the LORD called, -Samuel! Samuel! and he said, -Here I am!
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 3:4.

    I never felt so fervently thankful, so soothed, so tranquil, so filled with the blessed peace, as I did yesterday when I learned that Michael Angelo was dead.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)