Mark TwainMark Twain, [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist

Mark Twain Quote

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

Mark TwainMark Twain
~ Mark Twain

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Mike, Norwalk

Works for me

Me Again
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Me Again    5/28/08

I laughed when I first read this one.A great quote.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Schooling is simply the creation of awareness that knowledge exists. Going for the knowledge is a personal decision and effort. If one does not know that knowledge exists he can not go for it.

jim k, austin

According to the Waffler gibberish above, it should be the school's business to teach kids how to think, to maybe learn a little math and English along the way, and perhaps even to learn to read and write. Many graduating high schoolers can't even write a simple declarative sentence or finish a sentence while speaking without saying "like" about 50 times. Our public indoctrination centers, known as public schools, are a disaster.

E Archer, NYC

It is a classic. ;-) Waffler doesn't even believe himself. He wants to agree with the quote, so he has to twist some convoluted meaning out of it to support his contrary view (which is that we wouldn't even know knowledge existed if it weren't for our schooling... ?!). Now, this is a shame -- this is exactly what a public education will do to you -- it may in fact be irreversible. And THAT is why public education should be taken out of the hands of welfare statists.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

I know I am doing great because my handle is listed in so many responses. Why don't you guys with no thoughts of your own go back to staring at the back of the cave wall where you obviously spend the bulk of your time before you sign on here. "Worldwide recognition exists today that full economic development depends on universal education." Who ever wrote that has never meant Archer and some of the folks on this site.(Oh! it was written by I. L. Kandel) Why doesn't Liberty-tree ever list quotes like this?

E Archer, NYC

As is typical of Waffler, he uses someone else's words as the authority when telling others to think for themselves. ;-) Kandel's quote is just another version of globalist jargon (typical of the Carnegie Foundation to which he belonged). Without defining 'economic development' or even 'worldwide recognition'. this quote is just dribble from the makers of the New World Order. Such globalists believe that the world needs to be guided and molded to prepare us for THEIR world, whereas lovers of liberty and self-reliance have ideas of their own for their own lives -- and that just flies in the face of those who have worked long and hard to make me do what they want me to do. The reason Waffler's leftist opinions are so often referred to in other's posts is because of his pompous ignorance and arrogance -- he obviously considers himself some sort of missionary trying to save us when in fact it is he that is bound and tied to a comfortable delusion. Even though he disagrees with almost every quote related to freedom and personal responsibility, I am happy he is here to demonstrate who and what the enemy really is.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Archer Mr. Kandel never met you maybe Mikey from Norwalk or Pol Pot or that matter. Anyone who thinks children, natve Americans, hunter gatherer types know about the existence of knowledge is lost.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Jim this quote was not about public school but about school. Your bias always shows.

E Archer, NYC

"Anyone who thinks children, natve Americans, hunter gatherer types know about the existence of knowledge is lost." You've said it all, Waffler. (Talk about bias, my goodness.) Ignorance and arrogance are not noble qualities. I think you should quit while you are behind.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Archer do really believe that children know about astronomy, physics, blah blah blah. An education should allow persons to explore knowledge. Now you Pol Pot, and I guess Jim from Austin just wants education to give kids a job, like flipping burgers so they can eat, shelter themeselves and raise more burger flippers. I like giving people the opportunity to create a life of meaning and purpose for themselves. If being a savage was so great how come they gave it up and why don't you go back to it.

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    Anonymous    5/28/08

    It seems even teachers are victims of government school education, they're just not quite smart enough to figure it out though.

    E Archer, NYC

    As usual, Waffler equates learning with schooling -- even when commenting about a quote making the distinction. Yes, children who use their own telescopes know about astronomy -- probably more than what is taught in public school. Yes, children who have encyclopedias or belong to book-of-the-month clubs probably have more knowledge than those attending public school. Yes, native Americans knew more than their colonial counterparts about farming, hunting, the watershed, and respect for the land -- the League of Iroquois was a model for the new republican government formed by the colonists. It is pubic school that prepares kids for flipping burgers, not the drive of the individual (unless of course the individual is Ray Croc -- what's wrong with producing something real?). I have had the honor of living in the bush with those that can read every leaf and bug, who have a wealth of knowledge about healing and balance with nature. Waffler, your prejudice and conditioning only demonstrate my point exactly -- keep it up, you are either committed to truth or to delusion.

    Leilani Peck, Aiea

    I like this quote!


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