1835 - 1910
His birth name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He published more than 30 books in his lifetime. He used the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass before he used the name Mark Twain.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
"Get your facts first. Then you can distort them as you please."
"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and those who claim to accomplish things. The first group is smaller."
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."