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At the beginning of a great national change, the patriot is a scarce man: scorned, ridiculed and forgotten. When his cause succeeds, however, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

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    al comienzo de un gran cambio nacional, el patriota es un hombre escaso: despreciado, ridiculizado y olvidado. sin embargo, cuando su causa triunfe, todos los hombres se unirán a él, porque entonces no cuesta nada ser patriota.

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