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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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BIRTH

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
- Pudd'nhead Wilson

Clemens  second home

The second home of the Clemens family at Florida, MO. It was often pointed out as Mark Twain's birthplace.
Clemens wrote about this house,
"No, it is too stylish, it is not my birthplace."
Photo from St. Nicholas, November 1915.

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