Quotations by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s words are full of courage and humor, ideals I teach my students.

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“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.”

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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12 Responses to Quotations by Mark Twain

  1. Such true thoughts! Thank you for sharing, Jennie!

  2. beetleypete says:

    Mr Clemens was a man of experience, and you can hear it on his words.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for the reblogging!

  4. reocochran says:

    I agree, travel opens minds of acceptance and consideration to different ways of living, Jennie. Fine reblog of your friend, Charles.

  5. Di says:

    Hello Jennie,
    Such perfect quotations for a good and fulfilled life… what wonderful messages to instill in your young students…
    Thank you for sharing these with us all 💐💕

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