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Attributed. Earliest occurrence was found, without attribution, in: "Collier's: Incorporating Features of the American Magazine, Volume 53" (1914), p. 8. This quotation has also been attributed to Rochefoucauld in: "The Rotarian", Jun 1935, p. 38. And to Alexander Chase too, which doesn't make sense, considering he was born in 1926. There is a similar quotation attributed to Alexandre Dumas: "All generalizations are dangerous, even this one."

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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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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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