Mark Twain the best-selling books : Tom Sawyer (1876), Prince and the Pauper (1882), Life on the Mississippi (1883), Huckleberry Finn (1884), Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court (1889), and Joan of Arc (1896).
Mark Twain wrote:
years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or
woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a
quarter of a century."
"When in doubt, tell the truth."
"Always do right. That will gratify some of the people, and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain attempted a publishing business which was not successful. He paid off debts by lecturing across America.
Mark Twain persuaded Ulysses S. Grant to write his Civil War memoirs.
Answering Bible skeptics, Mark Twain said:
"If the Ten Commandments were not written by Moses, then they were written by another fellow of the same name."