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Mark Twain
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Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), Chapter 6, "Swimming in Glory", "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar" - Sometimes misquoted as "Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
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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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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