November 30th is Mark Twain's (Samuel Clemens) Birthday! And to celebrate I put together a list of quotes from the iconic American author that inspire me every time I read them!

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Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago you learn about Mark Twain as any other kid around the country would, you learn he is a brilliant American storyteller and author, who wrote some of the most influential books in our country's history. But ever since I moved from Chicago to Quincy two and a half years ago, my knowledge of who Mark Twain was, and what he accomplished has grown exponentially!  You can't help but feel a connection to him every time you walk down Main st. in Hannibal, and over my time here I have discovered three Mark Twain quotes that I know will stick with me through life.

#1) "If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything." This is absolutely iconic. It speaks volumes about how simple life can be for you if you constantly are honest with yourself and those around you.

#2) "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." As a dog lover, this one rings so true to me. Dogs truly are a man's best friend, and if you show a dog love they will love you back forever.

#3) "It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog." Obviously, we have all heard this quote so many times in our lives, but I had ZERO idea it was a Mark Twain quote until moving to the Tri-States.

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What are some of your favorite Mark Twain quotes?

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