Mark Twain quote about smile from Following the Equator - Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
 Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source Following the Equator
Topic smile age
Date 1897
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2895/2895-h/2895-h.htm

Context

“They have schools, and the principal work seems to be among the children. And no doubt that part of the work prospers best, for grown people everywhere are always likely to cling to the religion they were brought up in.
CHAPTER LII.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
—Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar.
In one of those Benares temples we saw a devotee working for salvation in a curious way. He had a huge wad of clay beside him and was making it up into little wee gods no bigger than carpet tacks.” source

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