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Mark Twain quote

Washington, DC Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens, 1835-1910), photo courtesy of The Mark Twain House and Museum ? What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. In other words, we change and must change...
Washington, DC Stereographic portrait of Mark Twain circa 1907. From Library of Congress , Underwood and Underwood collection. Happy Birthday to Mark Twain ---nee Samuel Langhorne Clemens---who was born in Florida, Missouri, on this day in 1835. To celebrate, here's the printer's-apprentice-turned-...