Quotation by Mark Twain

Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark:M"I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars."
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author, and Charles Dudley Warner (1829–1900), U.S. essayist, novelist. The Gilded Age, ch. 26 (1873).

Real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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