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Mark Twain Quotes

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ~ Mark Twain

"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards." ~ Mark Twain

"Enthusiasm is caught, not taught." ~ Mark Twain

"Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out." ~ Mark Twain

"College is a place where a professor’s lecture notes go straight to the students’ lecture notes, without passing through the brains of either." ~ Mark Twain

"If you want to change the future, you must change what you’re doing in the present." ~ Mark Twain

"I was educated once - it took me years to get over it." ~ Mark Twain

"Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty." ~ Mark Twain

"Education is what you must acquire without any interference from your schooling." ~ Mark Twain

"Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned." ~ Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends." ~ Mark Twain

"Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions." ~ Mark Twain

"We are strange beings, we seem to go free, but we go in chains - chains of training, custom, convention, association, environment - in a word, Circumstance, and against these bonds the strongest of us struggle in vain." ~ Mark Twain

"Unused talents gives you no advantage over someone who has no talent at all." ~ Mark Twain