Your words paraphrase a quote that is often (but unverifiably) attributed to Mark Twain: It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. This means: It is not ignorance that gets you into trouble; it is false knowledge that gets you into trouble.
I love Mark Twain quotes.
“Quarter Twain” 13-1/2 feet. “Half Twain” 15 feet. “Quarter Less Three”
Mark Twain once said that a lie will fly around the whole world while the truth is getting its boots on; and the statement is hard to contradict successfully.
Because Mark Twain never wrote it or said it or anything like it. The closest he came is “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so,” which appears in Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar and is a long way away from the quote that opens The Big Short.
“What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
April 21, 1910
Dear Quote Investigator: There is a well-known quotation about heaven and hell that is usually credited to Mark Twain. I have found it phrased in different ways: Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. I would choose Heaven for climate but Hell for companionship.
Definition of steamboatman
: one engaged in running a steamboat.
Bixby got very angry at Twain because he…. remembered nothing Bixby told him. Why did Bixby shout and swear at the crew of the trading scow? he was furious at Twain and need to shout.
Quote by Carl Gustav Jung: “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
Mark Twain/Place of burial
Twain’s Resting Place The author is buried on a hill at Woodlawn Cemetery there, along with his wife, all of his children and his only grandchild, who had no children.Nov 30, 2010
Sam Clemens or Mark Twain? The real person was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. When he began writing, he chose the nom de plume, or pen name, of “Mark Twain.” “Mark Twain” is a riverboat term measuring two fathoms (12 feet) in depth: mark (measure) twain (two).
The popular adage “it’s who you know, not what you know” rings true in professional environments, where the right connections can make all the difference. Networking skills are important for any industry, but even more so for entrepreneurs.
To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf. It’s not what you know; it’s what you can prove.
Loretta Swit – You only know what you know.
Rumsfeld stated: Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
Knowing what you don’t know teaches you what areas in your life you need to seek more information in. Knowing what you don’t know gives you the opportunity to refer to someone else who can help you. Knowing what you don’t know allows you to step back before making an ignorant and/or hasty decision.
No matter how we label it, what intuition is is the ability to “know” something without knowing how we know it. … Intuition is the result of the associative thinking that takes place in the unconscious (System 1). The unconscious sees patterns and connects dots our conscious brain (System 2) isn’t even aware of.
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