Mark Twain, portrait from the early-1850s. Quintessential American author. Wildly humorous, brilliantly observant, clever and socially aware. Ahead of his time. If you've never read any Twain, start with Huck Finn. Mark Twain Portraits, Aka Mark, Ears 1850, 1850 S, Famous Writers, Young Samuel Clemen Mark Twain, Young Mark, Early 1850, Twain Samuel
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Mark Twain said so many funny and clever things. Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. All generalizations are false, including this one. If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Twain . I realize now, that people who do not like to read, usually, are people who have a hard time reading, or have an attention deficit disorder. Something that should have been dealt with when the child was young...perhaps a brain-eye disconnect. Don't always blame the child, please. It isn't their fault.