Favorite Educational Quotes from Peggy George

Stephen Downes: We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.
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Great Quotes about Learning and Change (Flickr group created by Dean Shareski and crowdsourced by over a thousand people. Images with quotes.)
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Interesting Quotes by Dean Shareski (images with quotes)
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Interesting Snippets by lynetter (images with quotes)
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We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to the big differences that we often cannot foresee.-- Marian Wright Edelman
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"A "NO" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "YES" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." -- Mahatma Gandhi
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"Training teaches how. Education teaches why." -- Nido Qubein
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"Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well." -- Jim Rohn
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"Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment." -- Stephen Covey
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"Our task is to provide an education for the kind of kids we have... Not the kind of kids we used to have... Or want to have... Or the kids that exist in our dreams."
Mary Kay Utech
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By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn. -- Latin Proverb
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To teach is to learn twice.-- Joseph Joubert
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"We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things." -- Jim Rohn
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"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting."--Edmund Burke
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"Most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over." -- Paul J. Meyer
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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. --Alvin Toffler
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We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.
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"Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off."
*Mary Ann Allison {American Business Author}
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We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
-- Galileo Galilei
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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams
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What you do speaks so loudly they can't hear what you say--Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Bok, president, Harvard University
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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filing of a vessel.--Socrates
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The truth of the matter is that about 99 percent of teaching is making the students feel interested in the material. Then the other 1 percent has to do with your methods. And that's not just true of languages. It's true of every subject.
Noam Chomsky, Language and Problems of Knowledge, 1988
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Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods.--Neil Postman
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In teaching, you do not want to COVER things, you want to UNCOVER them.-Anonymous
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“ We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
- Max De Pree
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“ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
- Confucius
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“ The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
- Benjamin Disraeli
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“ Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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“ To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“ It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”- Stacia Tauscher
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Prepare for the difficult while it is still easy. Deal with the big while it is still small. Difficult undertakings have always started with what’s easy. Great undertakings always started with what is small. --Lao-Tzu
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I can give you a six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through.-- Edward Rickenbacker
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“ Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
--Bil Keane
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“ I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”--Helen Keller
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“ The greatest pleasure in life is achieving what people say you can not achieve.”
- Walter Bagehot
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“ We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
- Max De Pree
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“ The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
- Benjamin Disraeli
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“ Only those who will risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”
- T.S. Elliott
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“We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
- Stacia Tauscher
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I can give you a six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through.”
- Edward Rickenbacker
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“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?”
- Stephen Levine
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“ No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. “
- Andrew Carnegie
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“ When one door closes, another one opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. “
- Alexander Graham Bell
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“ Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. “
- Frank Outlaw
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" What did you ASK at school today? "
- Richard Fenyman
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" The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they surpass him or her in knowledge and ability. "
- Fred A. Manske, Jr.
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" Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. "
- Albert Szent-Gyorgi
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" Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. "
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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" The greatest motivational act one can do for another is to listen. "
- Roy E. Moody
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" When you get right down to it, one of the most important tasks of a leader is to eliminate his people's excuse for failure. "
- Robert Townsend
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" The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. "
- Kenneth Blanchard
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