Mark Twain Quote
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”
Conclusion - The Innocents Abroad (1869)
“A gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years.”
A Tramp Abroad (1880)
Actually Twain attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), but the quotation wasn't found in Disraeli's works.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMark Twain
Born: November 30, 1835
Died: April 21, 1910 (age 74)
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.