Photo of Mark Twain by Abdullah Frères, 1867. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons
Mark Twain was an author, humorist, and a personality who defined an era. Mark Twain was a pen name – his real name was Samuel Clemens. Known for the great American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain was praised as the greatest humorist of his age. Now, he’s referred to as “the father of American literature” – a title that was first given to him by William Faulkner. Honest and witty quotes from Mark Twain can be found listed below.