Saturday, 18 April 2009

Three Things In Life....


Three things in life once gone never come back

1.Words
2.Opportunity

3.Time






Three things i
n life Are never Sure

1.Dreams
2.Success
3.Fortune






Three th
ings in life that make you a great person
1.Hard work

2.Sincerity
3.Success








Three
things in life are most valuable

1.Love
2.Self Respect
3.Time






Three t
hings in life must not be lost

1.Peace
2.Hope
3.Honesty







Three th
ings in life that destroy a person

1.Greed
2.Pride
3.Anger

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Excellence...

A Tourist once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor,
"Do you need two statues of the same idol?"
"No," said the sculptor without looking up,
"We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage."
The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage.
"Where is the damage?" he asked.
"There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work.
"Where are you going to install the idol?"

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.
"If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked.
The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not.
"Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency...

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Inspiration - Quotes


  • No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. - Rev. Jesse Jackson


  • The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

  • Inspiration and genius--one and the same. - Victor Hugo

  • Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. - Ralph Blum

  • There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. - Montaigne,Essays

  • The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat. - Robert Louis Stevenson


  • Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat...We must find each other. - Mother Teresa

  • It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. - Epicurus

  • Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.- Erik H. Erikson

  • There are so many little dyings that it doesn't matter which of them is death. - Kenneth Patchen

Change - Quotes

    clock's hands
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol
  • Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. - Carol Burnett
  • We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. - Harrison Ford
  • Nothing endures but change. - Heraclitus
  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.- Nelson Mandela
  • In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. - Author unknown
  • Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different. - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
  • Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change. - Brian Tracy
  • If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. - Mary Engelbreit
  • The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. - Anonymous
  • Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity; not a threat. piggy bank with penny - Prince Phillip of England
  • Change can involve money, but it doesn't have toChange yourself, change your fortunes.
- Portuguese Proverb
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

  • In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it - Mary Norton Gordon
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Lao Tse
  • To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable - Helen Keller
  • Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed - Storm Jameson
  • Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only - Plautus

Brotherhood - Quotes


    children playing together on the sidewalk
  • There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones. - Anwar el Sadat
  • Friends can bond anywhere, doing anything We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. - Irish proverb
  • Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts. - Max Lerner.
  • If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw
  • You lift me, and I'll lift you, and we'll ascend together. - Anonymous
  • Photo of children playing with big bowlTeamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. - Anonymous

  • We may have all come from different ships, but we’re on the same boat now - Martin Luther King, Jr

  • Toleration is the best religion - Victor Hugo
  • World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor, --it requires only that they live with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement - John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Beauty - Quotes

  • What worth has beauty if it is not seen? - Italian Proverb
  • Beauty is not so much what you see as what you dream. - Walloon Proverb
  • The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not want only destroy. - Reverend Sean Parker Dennison
  • People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. - Salma Hayek
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. -Anne Frank
  • A heart in love with beauty never grows old. - Turkish Proverb
  • Beauty is the gift of God. - Aristotle
  • There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty. - Joseph Addison Photo of yellow flowers with vase
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
  • The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread. - D.H. Lawrence

  • The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head - Proverbs 20:29

Attitude - Quotes

    two kids smiling
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare
  • Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home.
  • The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. - Charles Swindoll
  • A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. - Johann Wolfgang Goethe, from "Faust"
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them. - Anonymous
  • You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. - Anonymous
  • A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself. - Anonymous
  • Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude Be who you are in every situation. - Michael Johnson
  • How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it. - Anonymous
  • People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. - Anonymous
  • Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. - Carl Schurz
  • Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. - Henry Ford A woman with big smile
  • There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary. - Emmanuel
  • Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations. - Anonymous
  • Security is a kind of death. - Tennessee Williams, Esquire, September, 1971
  • The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole. - Anonymous
  • Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble that she knows no more. - Cowper
  • Smile: if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag. - Anonymous
  • A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. - Anonymous

Anger - Quotes



    Little chinese boy angry
  • Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. - Cherie Carter-Scott
  • Anyone, any age, can get angry. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China
  • When anger rises, think of the consequences. - Confucius
  • The wind of anger blows out the lamp of intelligence. - Anonymous
  • Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. - Joan Lunden
  • When you feel "dog tired" at night, it may be because you growled all day. - Anonymous
  • The best remedy for anger is delay. - Brigham Young
  • Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one. - Benjamin Franklin
  • Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. - Elizabeth I
Photo of angry woman on the phone
  • People all over the world get angry, that's one of many things we have in common

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese Proverb

  • Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. - Mario Puzo

  • If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase. - Epictetus


  • Speak when you are angry - and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
    - Laurence J. Peter
  • Anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it. - Chinese Proverb
  • Anger is a bad adviser. - French Proverb
  • Eventually, we hope, we gain the wisdom to deal with angerAnybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power, that is not easy. - Aristotle
photo of woman hope, she gain the wisdom to deal with anger



    • He who flings mud, loses a lot of ground. - Anonymous
  • A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. - Proverbs 29:11
  • If what we are doing with our anger is not achieving the desired result, it would seem logical to try something different. - Harriet Lerner
  • Ange r helps strengthen out a problem like a fan helps straighten out a pile of papers. - Susan Mancotte

Adversity - Challenge - Quotes

    large sailing ship moving onward
  • Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with. - - Leighton
  • A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. - Anonymous
  • The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock. - Anonymous
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back. - Anonymous
  • Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right? - I Peter
  • It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who hiker on snowy mountainknow neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
  • Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. -George S. Patton
  • Adventure is worthwhile. - Amelia Earhart
  • Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joshua J. Marine
  • Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. -William Ellery Channing
  • In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down. - Brian Weir
  • It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest. - Greek Proverb
  • We are like tea bags - we don't know man lying on sidewalk as people pass byour own strength until we're in hot water. - Sister Busche
  • Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:24, RSV
  • There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. - Phyllis Battome
  • Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic. - Jean Sibelius
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain
  • At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found. - Hudson newsletter
  • Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open. - Anonymous
  • Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. - Anonymous
  • Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries. - Anonymous
  • world trade centerWhen one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
  • What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. – Nash
  • Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. -Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm. -Anonymous
  • When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris
  • The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Plutarch

Inspiriation - Action - Quotes

    Photo of boy & dog at beach
  • There is no beauty but the beauty of action. - Proverb
  • I am only one,But still I am one.I cannot do everything, But still I can do something;And because I cannot do everything. I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. - Edward Everett Hale
  • Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.- Edmund Burke
  • You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. - Shira Tehrani
  • Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin
  • If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. - Lucy Larcom
  • Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller
  • To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water
  • Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. - Danny Kaye
  • Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. - Ella Williams
  • Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. - Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC
  • To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.- Hugh Prather
  • The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Don't wait too long to take your first step - Lao Tzu
  • Getting up the courage to take that first step
  • For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. - John Greenleaf Whittier
  • A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. - Kahlil Gibran
  • You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind. - Irish Proverb
  • Action is the antidote to despair. - Joan Baez
  • I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. - Elie Wiesel
  • There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen. - Anonymous
  • If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man. - Chinese Proverb
  • holding the world upNot being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can. - Ashleigh Brilliant
  • Every hand does its part to hold up the world
  • The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel. - C.S. Lewis
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
  • Actions speak louder than words. - English Proverb
  • The beginning is the half of every action. - Greek Proverb
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
  • And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be yet thankful. - Colossians 3:15
  • Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman

Powerful Learners - Quotes

  • 'We should turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.' - John Holt
  • 'In order for the brain to comprehend the heart must first listen.' - David Perkins, 'Smart Schools.'
  • 'To live our lives fully, to work whole heartedly, to refuse directly what we can't swallow, to accepts the mystery in all matters of meaning- this is the ultimate adventure.' - Peter Block, Philosopher
  • 'People see their own lives as stories; a lifelong story with a single hero or heroine... much contemporary unhappiness is due to the fact that people in high tech societies receive neither strong myths and stories from their culture nor the ability to construct their own... they lose the plot.' - Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up'
  • 'Learning power comprises both literacy and numeracy, and is ultimately more fundamental than either of them.' - Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up'
  • Underneath the visible problems with reading and writing lies the deeper problem of 'illearnacy': an acquired disabling of learning courage and learning initiative.' - Guy Claxton in 'Wise-Up'
  • 'One barrier... is the impoverishment of classroom language, the failure to cultivate a common vocabulary about inquiry, explanation, argument and problem solving. - David Perkins 'Smart Schools.'
  • 'Good questions work on us, we don't work on them. They are not a project to be completed but a doorway opening onto greater depth of understanding, actions that will take us into being more fully alive. - Peter Block
  • 'I will act as if what I do will make a difference.' - William James
  • 'An individual who stands out, or disagrees or takes risks is a danger to such systems and is effortlessly and, unconsciously sidelined.' - John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards.'
  • 'Intelligence is knowing what to do when you don't know what to do.' - Art Costa
  • 'We have to learn to make our own way through a complex world without the benefit of an accepted trustworthy route map.' - Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up'
  • 'Know how - can do'. 'Don't know how but will give it a go.' - Extended 'Place Makers Motto' - Bruce Hammonds
  • 'It is amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.' - Charles Kettering US Inventor
  • 'When the going gets tough the tough get going!' - Saying
  • 'The germ of an idea doesn't make the sculpture that stands up... so the next stage is hard work' - Csikszentmihalyi 'Nature of Insight'.
  • 'It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.' - Calude Bernard, French Psychologist 1813-78
  • 'Powerful learning strategies can most simply be thought of what we presently do for gifted and talented children. What works for them works just as well for 'at risk' students.' - Henry M Levin Accelerated Schools Project.
  • 'One in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.' - Grateful Dead
  • 'All learning begins when our comfortable ideas turn out to be inadequate.' - John Dewey
  • 'Wherever you are be there.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 'We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.' - Anais Nin Diarist
  • 'Don't go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 'Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice.' - Anon
  • 'Life is the path you beat while you walk it It's the walking that beats the path It is not the path that makes the walk'. - Antonio Machardo Poet
  • 'Eagles don't flock - you have to find them one at a time.' - Ross Perot Businessman.
  • 'I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.' - Winston Churchill
  • 'We must believe in ourselves as no one else will believe in us, we must match our expectations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.' - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow US Medical Physicist
  • 'In order to act, you must be somewhat insane .A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.' - Georges Clemenceau Premier of France 1917
  • 'When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves he isn't a man of action.' - Georges Clemenceau Premier of France 1917- 20
  • 'You learn at your best when you have something you care about and can get pleasure in being engaged in.' - Howard Gardner
  • 'The drive to learn is as strong as the sexual drive. It begins earlier and lasts longer.' - Edward Hall Anthropologist
  • 'To be nobody - but - myself - in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human can fight, and never stop fighting.' - e e cumming us poet
  • 'What gives people superiority at a task is true intention. That makes you attuned to everything.' - Weiner Erhard
  • 'If there is a way to do it better... find it!' - Thomas Edison
  • 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better'. - Samuel Beckett
  • 'You miss 100% of all the shots you never take,' - Wayne Gretsky Ice Hockey Coach
  • 'Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You simply 'must do' things.' - Ray Bradbury
  • 'Getting the balance right between intuitive experimentation and conscious deliberation is vital. Think too little and you may be stuck with bad habits. Think too much and you may become paralyzed with self consciousness. - Guy Claxton 'Wise Up'
  • 'I have my faults but changing my tune is not one of them.' - Samuel Beckett
  • 'A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spend doing nothing.' - George Bernard Shaw
  • 'The major difference between the 'best' and the 'average' is that the 'best' get as much pleasure from practice as performance.' - Ben Zander
  • 'It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.' - Alfred North Whitehead.
  • 'Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get.' - William Feather US Author
  • 'Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.' - Ralph Gerard
  • 'Thinking is past experience guiding present actions.' - William Kilpatrick Educator 1917
'The golden rule is that there are no golden rules' G B Shaw
  • 'Te wao nui tane ( about giant NZ Kauri trees 'Standing out from the crowd') - Maori saying
  • 'People whose talents are not exploited become disenchanted and disruptive.' - Sir Terrance Conran ( Decorator)
  • 'Why don't we teach out children in school what they are? We should say to them, 'You are unique... you have the capacity for anything. You are a marvel.'' - Charles Handy
  • 'Talent comes with an individual name tag.' - Charles Handy
  • 'The mind aware of itself is a pilot... vastly freer than a passenger mind.' - Marilyn Ferguson
  • 'We have two strategies for coping; the way of avoidance or the way of attention.' - Marilyn Ferguson
  • 'You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.' - Mark Twain
  • 'To go faster you must slow down.' - John Brunner Author
  • 'Fear of knowing is very deeply a fear of doing.' - Abraham Maslow
  • 'It is not so important to have all the answers as to be hungry for them.' - Carol Ann Tomlinson 'The Differentiated Classroom'
  • 'If everyone is thinking alike then somebody is not thinking.' - George S Paton
  • 'In any work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts' - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • 'Plan to be better today, but don't ever plan to be finished' - Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • 'If poetry comes as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.' - John Keats
  • 'The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.' - William James
  • 'If necessity is the mother of invention what was papa doing?' - Anon
  • 'Fledgling skiers make the most progress when they are pushed outside their comfort zone, but not so far that they're sacred off the slopes altogether.' - Ski Instructor
  • 'Courage isn't lack of fear, after all, it's the ability to carry on despite the fear. General Omar Bradley called courage the 'capacity to carry on properly even when scared half to death.' Genuine risk takers not only have the guts to act in face of harrowing apprehension, they know how to harness fear's energy' - Farson and Keyes, 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.'
  • Fearing failure is not necessarily a bad thing. Excitement is the flip side of fear. Any ten year old on a skateboard knows that exhilaration is primarily fear transformed... Fear begins as a negative sensation but can end on a positive note in the form of excitement, elation, exhilaration, euphoria, even ecstasy. Enthusiasm is close cousin. So are intensity and concentration.' - Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.
  • 'Winning and losing aren't all they're cracked up to be, but the trip to the destination is.' - John Wooden UCLA Basketball Coach
  • 'the Samurai were fierce warriors. What is less known is how much of their thoughts were based on achieving victory by avoiding thoughts of victory. They knew that focusing on the outcome of a contest made defeat more likely... to achieve victory by becoming fully absorbed in the process that would lead them there.' - Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.
  • Winning is not everything - but making the effort to win was... If you can't accept losing, you can't win' - Vince Lombardi Basketball coach.
  • 'By not trying too hard, we avoid learning what our true potential is, and having to fulfill it. Doing our best can be deeply threatening. It forces us to consider what we're actually capable of accomplishing. Once we learn the lesson we can't unlearn it. Our true potential becomes a shining light we can follow...' - Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins'.
  • 'An exaggerated fear of losing is the ugly sibling of an over emphasis on winning. Both cloud the mind.... The players most urged to victory by mothers and fathers proved to be the most cautious. Those whose parents cheered but didn't push them were then ones most likely to take chances and win'. - Farson and Keynes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.'
  • 'I worry that whoever thought up the term 'quality control' thought if we didn't control it, it would get out of hand.' - Lily Tomlin Singer
  • 'Looking at students work brings you face to face with your values.' - Daniel Barron US Nat Reform Faculty.
  • 'To attract joy and create more success, try doing less but doing it with more enthusiasm.' - Phillip Humbert
  • 'A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.' - Roald Dahl ( Author)
  • 'To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.' - Leonardo da Vinci
  • 'Most advances in science comes from when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields.' - Peter Burdon
  • 'We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as in insoluble problems. - John W Gardner
  • 'Imagination is more important than knowledge.' - Albert Einstein
  • 'Life is a series of lessons that have to be understood.' - Thomas Carlyle
  • 'A fear of foolishness keeps us from painting the pictures we would like to paint, composing the poems, courting the lovers, making the friends, pursuing the jobs, starting the businesses. Those who know this, can confront and transcend their fear of ridicule, are usually in a strong position... Every path breaker has looked foolish, and been humiliated, yet society depends on them utterly... Only those who are willing to risk looking foolish can invent a breakthrough.' - Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins'
  • 'The best work we do is on the verge of embarrassing us, always.' - Arthur Miller Playwright.
  • 'A fear of foolishness can never be conquered completely. Nor should it be... Deep down shyness is a secret most charismatic people have.' - Farson and Keyes
  • 'We are all afraid. That's the thing that unites all truly successful people: fear, fear of failing, fear of criticism, fear of letting down the tea in some way. That why they try so hard, that's why they pay attention to detail and try to get every possible duck in a row. It's fear'. - Peggy Noonan, Ronald Reagan's Speech Writer.
  • Ana te toka te moana Live like a rock in the sea He akinga na nga tai washed by the tides - Maori saying
  • 'It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.' - Charles Darwin
  • 'The secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand things well.' - Henry Walpole
  • 'I have learnt to say the word impossible with great caution.' - Verner von Braun

Creativity - Quotes

  • 'Creators love creations before they exist'. Robert Fritz
  • 'I believe I experience creativity at every moment of my life.' Henri Bergson
  • 'Some people see things as they are and ask 'why'? I see things as they have never been and ask 'why not'?' George Bernard Shaw
  • 'Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.' Anon
  • 'Life is creative. It makes it up as it goes along.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner-Rogers Authors 'A Simpler Way'
  • 'Creativity may have killed a few cats, but evolution certainly eliminated many more incurious ones.' Guy Claxton in 'Wise Up'
  • 'Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself you bloody well better find a way that is going to be interesting.' Katherine Hepburn
  • 'To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist today.' Samuel Beckett
  • 'When error holds so much power, play disappears. Creativity ceases. Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers
  • 'Be a judge of children's creativity - but not too good a judge!' Elwyn S Richardson NZ Pioneer Educator Author 'In the Early World'
  • Life is not neat, parsimonious, nor elegant. Life seeks order in a disorderly way.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers
  • 'To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.' Joseph Chillons Pearce
  • 'Orville Wright did not have a pilots license: don't be afraid to bend, or break the rules'. Richard Tait Grand Pooh Bah , Cranium.
  • 'Professionals built the Titanic - an amateur built the Ark.' Anon
  • 'Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer it to be postponed.' Winston Churchill
  • 'When Michelangelo looked at the block of marble he was to carve he looked beyond the outside and saw the shape of the statue he was about to create. He could see the real beauty hidden within... ' Valerie Stewart, 'The David Factor'.
  • 'The human imagination... has great difficulty in living within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams like a dog in it's basket, of hares in the open.' John Berger Art Critic
  • 'To invent something you have to be removed from the world. In order to have liberty to imagine something better, you need to step outside for a while.' Bruce Mau Designer
  • 'There is no hope for any speculation that does not look absurd at first glance.' Niels Bohr Physicist.
  • 'Every important idea in science sounds strange at first.' Thomas Kuhn Scientist
  • 'Most of the rules in society tend to restrict creativity to a safe level.' Sting (Musician)
  • 'Great thought reduced to practice become great art.' William Hazlett
  • '...the artist treats intuition and nuance with respect and reminds us that a little madness resides in all of us. Artists give voice to feelings, to conflict, to the prism of human experience,' Peter Block, Business Philosopher.
  • 'Creativity is born of chaos, even if it is somewhat difficult to glimpse the possibilities in the midst of the confusion' Charles Handy
  • 'You have to stand outside the box to see how the box can be re-designed.' Charles Handy
  • 'Passion is born of vague hopes.' Charles Handy
  • 'All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is opposed. Third it is accepted as being self evident.' Arthur Schopenhauer
  • 'If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.' Thoreau
  • 'Don't worry about people stealing your ideas/If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.' Howard Aitken
  • I don't give a damn for any man who can spell a word only one way..' Mark Twain
  • 'Marge, I can't wear a pink shirt to work. Everybody wears a white shirt. I'm not popular enough to wear white shirt.' Homer Simpson
  • 'A hunch is creativity trying to tell you some thing' Frank Capra
  • '..centres of creativity tend to at the intersections of different cultures, where beliefs, lifestyles and knowledge mingle and allow individuals to see new combinations of ideas with greater ease.' Mihaly Czikszentmihaly
  • 'The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot a wrong question.' Anthony Jay
  • 'Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?' Frank Scully
  • 'Creative minds are rarely tidy.' Abbey Plaque
  • 'innovators are seldom easy to be around. The most creative members of an organization can be irascible, annoying, touchy, intolerant, prickly, self aggrandizing. Their lack of tact offends coworkers. It also makes them willing to speak up when other hold their tongues. What comes out of their mouths is often quite valuable, if not always easy to hear.' Farson and Keyes, 'Whoever Makes the most Mistakes Wins.'
  • 'If we learn to domesticate creativity- that is enhance it rather than deny it in our culture- we can increases the number of creative persons... as it was in the Renaissance, Elizabethan England, when civilization made great leaps forward.' John Gowan Educator.
  • 'The creative person is overpowered, captive of and driven by a demon... They become our legendary heroes.' Carl Jung
  • 'One of the marks of having a gift is to have the courage to use it.' Katherine Anne Porter US Novelist
  • 'Human life itself may almost be pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things that seem to be irreconcilable and put them together in a form to give them some kind of shape and meaning.' Katherine Anne Porter US Novelist

Curriculum - Quotes

  • 'If we don't encourage others to find their own meaning, their own voice, we will never be able to sustain our own. Freedom comes from following you own voice not following another's' Peter Block
  • 'There is, it seems, more concern about whether children learn the mechanics of reading and writing than grow to love reading and writing; learn about democracy than have practice in democracy; hear about knowledge... rather than gain experience in personally constructing knowledge... see the world narrowly, simple and ordered, rather than broad complex and uncertain'. Vitto Perrone, 'Letter to Teachers'
  • 'There is something about the Procrustean bed about schools; some children are left disabled by being hacked about to fit the curriculum; some are stretched to take up the available space, others less malleable are labeled as having special educational needs.' Chris Bowring-Carr and John Burnham West
  • 'The constant need to move on, and to document progress, in normal schools means that education tends to be cut up into bite sized task..' Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up'
  • 'Teaching is impossible. If we simply add together all that is expected of a typical teacher... the sum makes greater demands than any individual can possibly fulfill'. Lee Shulman Stanford Univ
  • 'If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?' Gloria Steinem US Feminist
  • 'Could it be that the current education reforms have not yet fully dealt with what teaching and learning are all about? In a word, yes.' Peyton Williams ASCD President 2003
  • 'We must beware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic.' Winston Churchill
  • 'How many students ... were rendered callous to ideas, and how many lost the impetus to learn because of the way in which learning was experienced by them?' John Dewey
  • Many school focus too much on achievement... (they need) to create opportunities for young people develop their learning muscles and their learning stamina through working on real problems... to reflect on and manage their own learning.' Guy Claxton
  • 'Do not teach too many subjects and what you teach, teach thoroughly.' Alfred North Whitehead
  • 'You have to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something they can think about in lots of different ways,' Howard Gardner
  • 'The real process of education should be the process of learning to think through the application of real problems.' John Dewey
  • 'All the arts are brothers, each one throwing a light unto the others.' Voltaire
  • 'Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.' e e cummings us poet
  • 'Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that does not mean we deserve to conquer the universe.' Kurt Vonnegut Jnr Author
  • 'What we want to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.' G B Shaw
  • 'The first people had questions, and they were free. The second people had answers, and they became enslaved.' Wind Eagle American Indian Chief
  • 'Standardization, the great ally of mediocrity,y wins out over imagination.' Sergiovanni
  • 'The problem is fundamental... It is as if a secret committee, now lost to history, has made a study of children and, having figured out what the greatest number were least disposed to declared that all of them should do it.' Tracey Kidder
  • 'Everything depends on the quality of the experience which is had.' John Dewey
  • 'The central problem of an education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in subsequent experience.' John Dewey
  • 'Of course schools should be accountable- but accountable for what?... I would like to see schools accountable for developing students who have a love of learning - who are continually growing in wisdom and in their ability to function effectively( and happily) in the world.' Judy Yero
  • 'We must not entrust the future of our children to habit.' Judy Yero
  • .Be careful what you give children, for sooner or later you are sure to get it back.' Barbara Kingsolver
  • 'A teacher cannot build a community of learners unless the voices and lives of the students are an integral part of the curriculum.' Peterson 94
  • 'The curriculum is to be thought of in terms activity and experience rather than knowledge to be acquired and facts to be stored.' Haddow Report UK 1931
  • 'The main function of the school... lies in offering opportunities and an environment in which a child can explore freely, along many lines, and create in many media. In doing he will utilize his natural instinctive energies in the acquiring of skills and the building of interests.' Froebel Publication 1949
  • 'Much of the material presented in schools strikes students as alien, if not pointless.' Howard Gardner
  • 'the intuitive, the expressive, the un-measurable, the intensely personal have never found a satisfactory place in the curriculum, in assessment, in the publics esteem.' Hedley Beare Prof of Educ Melbourne
  • ( Because) it is the intellect which dominates schooling ... the specifically soul making subjects- literature, drama, music, the visual arts- are progressively 'de-souled' as the child progresses through school' Dr Bernie Neville Aust Educator
  • 'how we picture ourselves, the language we use about ourselves and our family, the stories we tell about ourselves or which we allow others to tell, whom we compare ourselves with, what we think we will become, how we define our own universe, these are the raw material from which we spin our web of personal mythology'. Hedley Beare Aust Educator
  • 'Teaching which ignores the realities of children will be rejected as surely as any graft which attempts to ignore the body's immune system.' Howard Gardner
  • 'Treat people as if they were what they might be, and you will help them become capable of being.' Goethe
  • 'We should train ourselves not to ask 'How intelligent he/she is?' but 'Which intelligence doe he/she have most of?.' Charles Handy
  • 'Thinking precedes literacy and numeracy but nowhere in the curriculum is that recognized.' Mc Gavin, Glasgow University
  • 'We have to... immerse ourselves in interactive, real life, complex experiences out of which we can process new lives' Caine and Caine 97
  • 'We should see schools as safe arenas for experimenting with life, for discovering our talents... for taking responsibity for tasks and others people, for learning how to learn... and for exploring our beliefs about life and society.' Charles Handy
  • 'If we wish to present ourselves to the wider world as New Zealanders then we must be able to listen to our own voices, and trace our own footsteps; we must have our own heroes and heroines inspire us; we must persist with building our won culture with the ingredients close to hand and not import theses ingredients ready made from abroad'. The late Michael King NZ Historian.
  • 'Nature is one. It is not divided into physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics.' Albert Szent-Gyorgi

Teaching and Learning - Quotes

  • 'It's about teaching and it's about time.' Book Title
  • 'we know at lot more now than the 'last time around'- the 1960s and 1970s - about how to work for smart schools... ' 'The smart school finds it's foundation in a rich and evolving set of principles about human thinking and learning.' David Perkins, 'Smart Schools.'.
  • 'education ultimately depends on what happens in classrooms... between teachers and learners. That is fundamental.'... 'I hope that teachers will discover the optimism and direction to combat the energy - draining pressures and frustrations of most educational settings.' David Perkins, 'Smart Schools.'
  • 'Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.' Hebrew Proverb
  • 'Every parent's deepest wish is that their children are self sufficient, happy, and able to live a full life.' Peter Block
  • 'To be a teacher you must be a prophet - because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.' Gordon Brown MIT
  • 'Smart people don't learn... because they have too much invested in proving what they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.' Chris Agyris
  • 'The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you are learning you're not old.' Rosalyn Sussman Yalow US Medical Physicist
  • 'The world cannot afford to lose the talents of half it's people if we are to solve the many problems that beset us.' Rosalyn Sussman Yalow US Medical Physicist
  • 'Old age is compulsory, wisdom is optional.' Anon
  • 'You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizons. The more things you love, the more things you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about.' Ethyl Barrymore Actress
  • 'Teachers must be encouraged - I almost said 'freed', to pursue an education that strives for depth of understanding.' Howard Gardner
  • 'teachers and administrators sleepwalk through their responsibilities, dulled and discouraged by the endless pressures and problems.' David Perkins 'Smart Schools.'
  • 'Until recently, education has had it backwards, caring little for the teacher... and enormously about the content. Yet it is a gifted teacher who can infect a generation with the excitement of learning.' Aquarian Conspiracy
  • 'Education must develop in youth the capabilities for engaging in intense concentrated involvement in an activity.' James Coleman 1977
  • 'My education was a prolonged and concerted attack on my individuality' Neil Crofts Author Authenticity
  • 'I was born exited' Mark Twain
  • 'Learning is a matter of intensity not elapsed time.' Tom Peters , 'Re - Imagine'
  • 'There is a road from the eye to the head that does not go through the intellect.' G K Chesterton
  • 'We must give more attention to the interplay between the science of teaching - pedagogy - and the art of teaching... A teacher must be anchored in pedagogy and blend imagination, creativity and inspiration into the teaching learning process to ignite a passion for learning in student.' Peyton Williams, President ASCD 2003
  • 'We can whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children... we already know more than we need to know in order to do that.' Ron Edmonds Educator
  • 'Having no alternative we were born creative.' Aquarian Conspiracy
  • 'Human beings start out as butterflies and end up in cocoons.' Anon
  • 'Unfortunately schools are no help because they teach us not to make connections... There should be a few people at least... pulling things together.' Edward Hall Anthropologist
  • 'When Abraham Maslow asked a college class whether anyone had expectations of greatness, no one responded. 'Who else then', he replied dryly.' In 'Aquarian Conspiracy'.
  • 'How can you do new math with an old math mind.' Charlie Brown /Peanuts
  • 'The first problem for all of us, men and woman, is not to learn, but to unlearn.' Gloria Steinem US Feminist
  • 'Teachers who do a bad job with old tools are likely to do a worse job with strange new tools.' Anon Educator
  • 'The young child approaching a new subject or anew problem is like the scientist operating at the edge of his chosen field.' Jerome Bruner
  • 'Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child's competence'. Jerome Bruner 86
  • 'The teacher's role in discussion is to keep it going along fruitful lines - be moderating, guiding, correcting and arguing like one more students.' Mortimer Adler, The Paideia Proposal
  • 'what a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow'. Lev Vygotsky.
  • 'The metaphor ( coaching) with sports is meant quite seriously... the coach stands back , observes the performance, and provides guidance. The coach applauds strengths, identifies weaknesses, points up principles, offers guiding and often inspiring imagery, and decides what kind of practice to emphasize.' David Perkins 'Smart Schools.'
  • 'Expert tutors often do not help very much. They hang back letting the student manage as much as possible. And when things go awry, rather than help directly they raise questions: 'Could you explain this step again? How did you... ?' Mark Lepper Stanford Psychologist
  • 'The difference between reform and transformation is as if we have been trying to attach wings to a caterpillar... it is high time we freed ourselves of attachment to old forms and eased the flight of the unfettered human mind.' 'Aquarian Conspiracy'
  • 'No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in their mode of thought.' John Stuart Mills.
  • 'Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.' Douglas Adams, Author 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'
  • 'To change your reality you have to change your inner thoughts.' David Bohm Physicist
  • 'One of the saddest things about US education is that the wisdom of our most successful teachers is lost to the profession when they retire.' John Dewey
  • I discovered the brutally simple motivation behind the development of impositions of all systematic instructional programmes and tests - lack of trust that teachers can teach and students can learn.' Frank Smith 'Insult to Intelligence'
  • 'The too soft teacher reinforces the learner's natural wish to retreat and stay safe... the teacher must know when to let the learner struggle... we must not be spared our learning. Risk brings its own rewards.' Aquarian Conspiracy
  • 'In every story I have heard, good teachers share one trait: a strong sense of personal identity infuses their work'. Parker Palmer 'Courage to Teach'.
  • 'All true thoughts have been thought through already a thousand times; but to make them truly yours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.' Goethe
  • 'Time given to thought is the greatest timesaver of all'. Norman Cousins
  • 'The trouble is that thinking looks like loafing. Who wants to pay people for daydreaming? Somerset Maughan
  • 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Zen saying
  • 'Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.' William Feather US Author
  • 'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Somerset Maughan
  • 'Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we were never able to do.' Peter Senge
  • ' The biggest thing about being someone is imajunation. Before you can be something, you must imajun it.' Fifth Grader quoted by S Papert
  • 'each individual brain is more like a unique and unimaginably dense rain forest, teeming with growth and decay. It is less like a programmed machine than an ecological habitat that mimics the evolution of life itself.' Prof Edleman Nobel Prize winner
  • 'Learning is spontaneous, unpredictable, fun, passionate, dangerous.' Bowring - Carr and Burnham West UK Educators
  • 'A child's attitude towards everything is an artist's attitude.' Willa Cather US Novelist
  • 'Art should simplify.' Willa Cather US Novelist
  • 'We don't have to make human beings smart. They are born smart. All we have to do is stop doing things that make them stupid.' John Holt
  • 'Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves'. Piaget
  • 'Morpheus: 'I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one who must walk through it' The Matrix (Film)
  • 'School improvement is most surely and thoroughly achieved when teachers engage in frequent, continuous and increasingly concrete talk about teaching practices... capable of distinguishing one practice and it's virtue from another.' Judith Warren Little Education Researcher
  • Of a gifted teacher (she) 'has an unfailing heart and eye for magical classrooms and who loses sleep over any sliver of work at less than the highest quality'. Carol Ann Tomlinson 'The Differentiated Classroom
  • ' The key is to replace a belief in 'experts' who 'deliver' knowledge of what good teaching is to workshops with communities of teachers who learn through ongoing collaboration and practice.' Dennis Sparks Nat Staff Dev Centre (US)
  • 'The drive to learn is as strong as the sexual drive. It begins earlier and lasts longer' Edward T Hall ( Anthropologist)
  • 'Out of the questions of students come most of the creative ideas and discoveries'. Ellen Langer
  • 'To be a teacher you must be a prophet - because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.' Gordon Brown former Dean MIT
  • 'Many children struggle in schools... because the way they are being taught is the way is incompatible with the way they learn.' Peter Senge
  • 'If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it.' Mao Zedong
  • 'A teacher's failure to create an intellectually reflective, engagement for learning is not simply malpractice but it is immoral particularly for students who cannot withdraw.' John Goodland Educator
  • 'Most learning disabilities are actually teaching disabilities on the part of the school.' Retired Teacher
  • I believe babies are born as innovative personalities... But our social processes work to stamp out exploration and questioning.' Jay Forrestor Prof MIT
  • 'All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning community depends on realizing the capacity to develop each gift'. Peter Senge
  • 'Learning to use your intuition is learning to be your own teacher. Vaughan
  • 'Being 'educated' means knowing how little I really know.' Carol T Lloyd
  • 'As your island of knowledge grows, so does your shoreline of wonder.' Anon
  • 'Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child competence'. Jerome Bruner
  • 'Let the main object... to seek and to find a method of instruction, by which teachers may teach less, but learners learn more.' John Amos Comenius
  • 'I cured the patient but he died' is as logical as saying 'I taught the pupil, but she did not learn.' Bowring -Carr and John Burnham West UK Educators
  • 'The open teacher ... establishes rapport and resonance, sensing unspoken needs, conflicts, hopes and fears. Respecting the learners autonomy, the teacher spends more time helping to articulate the urgent questions than demanding the right answers.' Aquarian Conspiracy
  • 'Progressive white teaches seem to say to their black students 'Let me help you find your voice. I promise not to criticize one note as you search for your song'. But the black teachers say 'I've heard your song loud and clear. Now I want to teach you to harmonize with the rest of the world.'' Delpit 'The Silenced Dialogue'
  • 'teachers who respond to their children's message, and not to their mistakes, appeared to help their children more.' John Smith Warwick Elley NZ Educators
  • 'The open teacher helps the learner discover patterns and connections, fosters strange new possibilities, and is a midwife to ideas.' Aquarian Conspiracy
  • 'We trust the teacher who gives us stress, pain or drudgery when we need it. And we resent the teacher who... takes us into deep water when we are frightened of the shallow'. Aquarian Conspiracy
  • 'Come to the edge', he said. They said, 'We are afraid'. 'Come to the edge', he saidThey came. He pushed them... and they flew. Guillaume Apollinaire Poet
  • Before we choose our tools and techniques we must choose our dreams and values.' Anon
  • 'If you want to make a mark you have to take a risk.' Terrance E Deal
  • 'After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world depends' Wallace Stevens
  • 'Studies of high school gradates rarely find any correlation between recognition in high school and recognition thereafter... The term s are too different. What worked in high school seldom works later... Those not tested by setbacks when young may never learn how to rebound from defeat.' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever makes the Most Mistakes Wins.'
  • 'Most schools do a remarkably poor job of recognizing and rewarding future achievers... The standards of success in school have very little to do with standards thereafter' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.'
  • What did predict economic success was a willingness to take chances, most educational systems honor those who play it safe... The ones who do take chances have a hard time in school and are often penalized for their independent ways'. Farson and Keyes.
  • 'We are creating a one size fits all system that needlessly brands many young people as failures, when they might thrive if offered a different education whose progress was measured differently. Paradoxically we're embracing standardized tests just when the economy is eliminating standardized jobs.' Robert Reich Former US Labor Secretary.
  • 'There are two reasons why people learn one because someone said you can't and the other because someone said you can.' Howard Wilson Retired NZ Principal
  • 'The learner's attitude is thus an essential factor to determine the direction of his learning, whether he shall learn to do or not learn to do.' William Kilpatrick, Prof of Education 1917

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