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Right here in this heart and home and fountain-head of law--in this great factory where are forged those rules that create good order and compel virtue and honesty in the other communities of the land, rascality achieves its highest perfection. Here rewards are conferred for conniving at dishonesty, but never for exposing it

 
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910
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Mark Twain, Writer, Founder, Anti-Imperialist League, Letter about Washington DC to the Editor, Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, March 7, 1868

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Mark Twain
Mark Twain
  • Born: November 30, 1835
  • Died: April 21, 1910
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

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