quote by Mark Twain

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.

— Mark Twain

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There's a misconception about teamwork.

Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team.

The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man's troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.

Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone. Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on people's desires.

The misconception which has haunted philosophic literature throughout the centuries is the notion of 'independent existence.' There is no such mode of existence; every entity is to be understood in terms of the way it is interwoven with the rest of the universe.


We're under some gross misconception that we're a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we'll correct our errors and God will smile on us. It's delusion.

It is shameful that there are so few women in science.

[...] In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.

They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.

A man's free will cannot cure him even of the toothache, or a sore finger;

and yet he madly thinks it is in its power to cure his soul.

Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretense that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth.


It's a misconception that Beauty is in the Eyes of beholder.

In my view, Beauty must be in the Heart of beholder for her true appreciation.

And let us dispose of a common misconception.

The complete transmutation of even one animal species into a different species has never been directly observed either in the laboratory or in the field.

Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.

I think the biggest misconception about me is people really don't know who I really am. They see the party side of me, they see the crazy side of me. But I also have a laid-back side. You know, I'm chill, down to earth. If you want to grab a cup of coffee and just talk about life, I can do that.

It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.


We own the Federal Reserve. There is this misconception that the Federal Reserve is some private entity. But if I might give an analogy here, we - U.S. taxpayers - own all the stock in the Federal Reserve.

I think people have a misconception of me, period.

My life has been a whirlwind sometimes, but it's different to what people think. I definitely feel like there's a misconception about me and who I am.

It is a grave misconception to regard the mystical progress as passing mostly through ecstasies and raptures. On the contrary, it passes just as much through broken hearts and bruised emotions, through painful sacrifices and melancholy renunciations.

It became a lucrative misconception, that movement in any direction is progression

I think the biggest misconception about me probably is .

.. I don't prey on the weak. I ain't a bully, but I ain't no saint, either.


Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

For optimists, human life never needs justification, no matter how much hurt piles up, because they can always tell themselves that things will get better. For pessimists, there is no amount of happiness—should such a thing as happiness even obtain for human beings except as a misconception—that can compensate us for life’s hurt.

The idea that growth equals profitability is a misconception.

If you can't afford the financial or qualitative side of growth, it can just as easily put you out of business.

We are told that if you are not occupied with the mind all the time, then you will invite the devil. It is such a heightened misconception that people are going crazy just because of this. An empty mind is not the devil's home but an empty mind is the home of the Buddha.

One of the misconceptions about BlackBerry is that it's your parents' smartphone.


Sincerity is not a test of truth. We must not make this mistake: He must be right; he's so sincere. Because, it is possible to be sincerely wrong. We can only judge truth by truth and sincerity by sincerity.

This present universe is the Kingdom of Heaven, and all we do is to clear away our misconception of it until we see It as It really is.

Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.

The biggest misconception people have about me is that I'm stupid.

The biggest misconception about work is that you need to spend the majority of your time doing it.


It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions, it makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That’s America. So the challenge for us is, are we ready for change?

The separation of talent and skill is one of the largest misconceptions in modern society. Talent is something you born with, but skill can only be attained through Hours and Hours of hard work perfecting your talent as a craft. Which is why Talent will fail you without skill.

In a society that judges self-worth on productivity, it's no wonder we fall prey to the misconception that the more we do, the more we're worth

Every bubble consists of a trend that can be observed in the real world and a misconception relating to that trend. The two elements interact with each other in a reflexive manner.

Work-life balance is one of the biggest misconceptions people have.

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