GDT::QOTW::Quote Of The Week::Spring 2005

QOTW::Quote Of The Week::Spring 2005

  1. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
    -- Robert Burton (1577-1640) { priest of the Church of England; more Burton quotes }

  2. The most important outcome of education is to help
    students become independent of formal education.

    -- Paul E. Gray (?????-) {14th President of MIT; more...} [education]

  3. It is the province of knowledge to speak and it
    is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

    -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (01809-01894) {American physician; more...} [life]

  4. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
    -- Carl Rogers (01902-01987) {psychologist responsible for 'Person centered psychotherapy'; more...} [learning]

  5. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
    -- Chinese Proverb { obtained from a Weekly Teacher Tip email message }

  6. Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
    -- unknown source { quote contained in a spam email message } [conversation]

  7. I made a decision with college presidents that if a student is denied access because of this tuition increase, the college president and I will sit down and personally figure out how the student can attend.
    -- Rufus Glasper { MCCCD chancellor on 2005's 9.1% tuition increase; TuitionGouging.US } [education]

  8. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
    in the elder, a part of experience.
    He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

    -- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) { lawyer/statesman/essayist/historian/ philosopher/champion of modern science; more... } [travel]

  9. On the road again... goin' places that I've never been
    Seein' things that I may never see again,
    And I can't wait to get on the road again.

    -- Willie Nelson { WillieNelson.com } [fun]

  10. The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
    -- Richard Leider { career development counselor; quote found in Ed The Hotdogger's holiday calendar } [life]

  11. In total desperation, I called over to the engineering building,
    and I said, "Please cut off a nanosecond and send it over to me."

    -- Grace Hopper (01906-01992) {U.S. Naval Officer; mathematician; computer programmer; more...} [nano]

  12. How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
    -- Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) { American aviator; nonstop across the Atlantic in 1927; homepage } [sustainability]

  13. Here, failure is often seen as an education, provided one fails
    the right way, which is to say not stupidly or sleazily.

    -- Dan Gillmor {speaking about Silicon Valley; Gillmor on "Grassroots Journalism"} [failure]

  14. I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.
    -- Wilma Mankiller { former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; more... } [education]

  15. It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow.
    -- Robert Goddard (1882-1945) { scientist and pioneer of modern rocketry; more... } [future]

  16. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
    -- Satchel Paige (01906-01982) {Hall of Fame baseball player; more more...} [imagination]

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