27 quotes continued…(quotes 5-7)

Today’s three quotes come from Mark Twain and are directed to those people out there that are unsure about pulling the trigger and diving in to learning a new language. There are the voices in our head and voices of others that try to tell you to play it safe and not to try anything new. And I want you to know that with a little motivation or inspiration you can get started on a journey to learning a new Spanish today. We offer the best and most unique conversation based learning environment that you could possibly find.

Today we hear from a riverboat pilot, entrepreneur, inventor, journalist and lecturer: Mark Twain. Born in Florida in 1835, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. His past was rough, with his father passing away when he was 12, he found work on riverboats. He later viewed his time on the river as the best time of his life. Later he escaped the civil war by traveling west. He went on to become a great author and is well known for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Even Earnest Hemmingway acknowledged Mark twain by saying, “All American literature comes from Mark Twain.” He is known as the most incredible and influential writer in American literature.

Mark Twain

5) “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.”

6) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.”

7) “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

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