It was a respectable trade, then, and monarchs were partners in it. In my time I have had desires to be a pirate myself.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography, chapter published in the North American Review, Sept. 1907
Samuel Clemens, the Great Mark Twain
Most people have forgotten the man born Samuel Clemens, who became the revered preacher of truth, Mark Twain. Even worse, those who have barely heard of him think of him as a backwoods bigot. Nothing could be further from the truth. So much can be learned from this outspoken, scholarly man of the world. Following, you will find a barrage of quotes, which we don't expect you to read, but we hope that you do. May all gods ever invented bless The Great Mark Twain.