Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910)

“A body that don’t get started right when he’s little ain’t got no showwhen the pinch comes there ain’t nothing to back him up and keep him to his work, and so he gets beat.”

  • From chapter 16 of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (published in 1884). The edition used here is by Bantam/Random House (1965, 1981, 2003).

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