“A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education” – Mark Twain.
Twain is famous in the produce industry for his take on cauliflower, and many have attempted to depict what he meant by this quote for decades. It’s unknown whether he was referencing a college education to the vegetable lookalike of a brain, or whether he was referencing an emphasis on the importance of “training.” Further quoted, Twain is known for saying, “Training is everything…A peach was once a bitter almond; a cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” Twain might be onto something here in his reference to training on a much wider scale meaning in the produce industry. He is correct in that “training is everything,” – practice makes perfect. Practically