some education quotations

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.” – William Gibson

courtesy of Doug Johnson:

It is easier to move a cemetery than to change a curriculum. Woodrow Wilson

The only completely consistent people are the dead. Aldous Huxley

If you want to change the world, you change the world of a child. Pat Schroeder

We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us. Winston Churchill
Always take a job that is too big for you. Harry Emerson Fosdick

We’re all special cases. Albert Camus

Happy people evaluate themselves; unhappy people evaluate others. Wm Glasser

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessul. Paul Sweney
If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. William Lyon Phelps

Problems worthy of attack, prove their worth by hitting back. Piet Hein

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. K. Bergson

They talk most who have the least to say. Matthew Prior

People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve. John Miller
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. Plato

In a fight between you and the world, bet on the world. Franz Kafka

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long. Ogden Nash

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof. John Kenneth Galbraith
Only dead fish go with the flow.

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther. Thomas Carlyle

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you’ll know right away what you amount to. And what is your duty? Whatever the day calls for. Goethe

Those who do not know their opponent’s arguments do not completely understand their own.

To use too much Time in Studies is Sloth. Francis Bacon

WETHERN’S LAW OF SUSPENDED JUDGMENT: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

The goal is to teach in such a way as to produce the most learning from the least teaching. – Seymour Papert
All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent. David Brower

… look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads
put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy …
e.e. cummings

What is not good for the hive is not good for the bee. Marcus Aurelius

Patton’s Law: A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Plan, transitive verb: to bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result. Ambrose Bierce

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer

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