Wrinkles Should Merely Indicate Where The Smiles Have Been

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“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” - Mark Twain

Mark Twain was an American author and humorist.

He is known for the classic American novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

This great literary icon who was hailed as "the father of American literature" started off his writing career by writing light, humorous verse.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been

Twain literary fame began with his story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County" which was published in the New York Saturday Press on November 18, 1865.

Mark Twain's first book was published in 1869, titled "The Innocents Abroad".

Here are five famous Mark Twain quotations:

“Always do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

right, gratify, astonish

"Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes, and wishes he was certain."

religion, man, believes, wishes, certain

"I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't."

grander, principle, lie

"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."

moon, dark, side

"An ecstasy is a thing that will not go into words; it feels like music, and one cannot tell about music so that another person can get the feeling of it."

ecstasy, words, music, feeling


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