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Mark Twain
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As quoted in: Autobiography with letters (1939) by William Lyon Phelps, p. 965
Mark Twain
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Attributed. Variation: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.". Also attributed to Winston Churchill
Mark Twain
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Attributed. This quotation has also been attributed to Satchel Paige and Jack Benny
Mark Twain
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Mark Twain: A Biography. Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900 by Albert Bigelow Paine, p. 724
Mark Twain
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The North American Review, March, 1905, p. 324, "The Czar's Soliloquy." - This quotation is sometimes misquoted as "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."


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Born: November 30, 1835

Died: April 21, 1910 (aged 74)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, writer, lecturer

Bio: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called the Great American Novel.

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