"The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." George Washington Carver "The whole world opened to me when I learned to read." Mary McLeod Bethune "My hear is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mild, and behold, all things are changed." Anne Sullivan "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." - W B Yeats "When my first wife & I began the school, we had one main idea: to make the school fit the child - instead of making the child fit the school." A S Neill "Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by wise and courageous elders in the community." - Claire Aumonier "It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack & ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing & searching can be promoted by means of coercion & a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe that it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry, especially if the food, handed out under such coercion, were to be selected accordingly." Albert Einstein "At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems - the answer for all the problems of the world - come to a single word. That word is "education." Lyndon B. Johnson "The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." Robert Maynard Hutchins "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence." Unknown
"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." Willa A. Foster "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ronald E. Osborn "There is a brilliant child locked inside every student." Marva Collins "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Albert Einstein "What scupture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul." Joseph Addison "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry B. Adams
"A little learning is a dangerous thing." Alexander Pope - English poet, 1680-1744 "A mind always employed is always happy."
Thomas Jefferson - April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826, the third President of the United States (1801–1809)
"A picture is worth a thousand words." Fred R. Barnard - from an article by Fred R. Barnard in the advertising trade journal, Printers' Ink "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." John Keats - October 1795 – 23 February 1821- last born of the English Romantic poets "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." Erica Jong - born March 26, 1942 - American author and teacher "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing." Abraham Lincoln - February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865 -16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Winston Churchill - British politician, 1874-1965 "An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
M.K. Gandhi - October 1869 – 30 January 1948 - political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement
"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously." Charles F. Kettering - August 29, 1876 – November 24 / November 25, 1958 - American inventor "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States, 1917 - 1963 "Believe that you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact." Norman Vincent Peale - American Protestant preacher and writer - May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993 "Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." André Gide - French author and winner of the Nobel Prize - 22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951 "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States, 1917 - 1963 "A mind always employed is always happy." Thomas Jefferson - April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826, the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) "Don't hate, it's too big a burden to bear." Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement - January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." Benjamin Franklin - January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States "Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." Albert Schweitzer - Franco-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician, African missionary, 1875 - 1965 "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." George Washington - military and political leader in the formation of the United States of America, First American President - February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799 "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread." Alexander Pope - English poet, 1680-1744 "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States, 1917 - 1963 "God helps them that help themselves."
Benjamin Franklin - January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill - British politician, 1874-1965 "He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing." Benjamin Franklin - January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword." Jesus Christ - central figure of Christianity - 5 BC/BCE – c. 30 AD/CE "He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it easier to do it a second time." Thomas Jefferson - April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826, the third President of the United States (1801–1809) "Hitch your wagon to a star." Ralph Waldo Emerson - American lecturer, essayist, and poet - May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882 "Home is the place, when you have to go there; they have to take you in." Robert Frost - American poet - March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have." Abraham Lincoln - February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865 -16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 "I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it." Edith Sitwell - British Poet - 7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964 "I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe." Albert Einstein - theoretical physicist, philosopher - 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter." Blaise Pascal - French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer - June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662 "I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison - Considered that greatest inventor of all time, 1846 - 1931 "I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." Albert Einstein - theoretical physicist, philosopher - 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details." Albert Einstein - theoretical physicist, philosopher - 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955
"I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer." Aryeh Frimer "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." Isaac Newton - 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 – 20 March 1726 - English physicist, mathematician & astronomer "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa - 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997 - Catholic nun of Albanian "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States, 1884 - 1972 "If you have to ask how much something costs, you can't afford it." J. P. Morgan - April 17, 1837 - March 31, 1913 - American financier & banker "If you would be loved, love and be lovable." Benjamin Franklin - January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States "If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there." Will Rogers - American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, 1879 - 1935 "Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is." Oscar Wilde - Irish writer and poet - 16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 "In Heaven, all the interesting people are missing." Friedrich Nietzsche October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900 - 19th-century German philosopher "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried." Winston Churchill - British politician, 1874-1965 "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle - 384 BC – 322 BC - Greek philosopher "It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark." Howard Ruff - Financial advisor and writer - 1931 - ? "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." Vince Lombardi Influential American football coach - 1913 - 1970 "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 . social commentator. and never the twain shall meet." Thomas Jefferson . Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat.April 13. 1919 "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs" Henry Ford ." Napoleon Bonaparte." Sun-Tzu ." William Shakespeare .1821 "Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake. comedian.1947 "Oh. humorist." Will Rogers .January 17.1821 "Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day. East is East and West is West.but don't pull down your hedge.French monk and satirist 1494-1553 "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius." Francois Rabelas . 1706 – April 17. .American author
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 1826. 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States "My words fly up.October 27. Founder of Ford Motor Co. . the third President of the United States (1801–1809)l "No man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expediency." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart . 1858 – January 6.Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30.1935 "Logic will get you from A to B. love.14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "Love your neighbor .composer of the Classical era .722–481 BC "Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back in." Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
.27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791 "Never ascribe to malice." Albert Einstein .23 April 1616 "Nature abhors a vacuum.Famous English poet and playwright ." Benjamin Franklin . that is the soul of genius." Napoleon Bonaparte. philosopher . 1910 .American cowboy. my thoughts remain below.1863 . 1879 . Imagination will take you everywhere. that which can be explained by incompetence. Love. love.Chinese general and military strategist .26th President of the United States .well known by his pen name Mark Twain.Military and political leader of France 1769 ." Theodore Roosevelt . 1835 – April 21. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.Military and political leader of France 1769 .American industrialist.26 April 1564 .theoretical physicist. 1743 – July 4.
" Francis Bacon . 1561 – 9 April 1626 "Speak softly and carry a big stick." George Bernard Shaw 26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950 . and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. politician and educator "Religion is the opiate of the people.1883 "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. 1917 . 1809 – April 15.British politician." Abraham Lincoln . some achieve greatness. 1858 – January 6." Theodore Roosevelt .October 27. historian. 1858 – January 6. Kennedy .23 April 1616 "Some books are to be tasted.Irish playwright "Politics is more dangerous than war." John F.February 12. I find." Karl Marx ." Winston Churchill .1818 . Failure is never fatal. you will go far.theoretical physicist. communist.German philosopher.26th President of the United States . philosopher .October 27. and some few to be chewed and digested.14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "Some are born great. 1874-1965 "Power Corrupts.26th President of the United States .English philosopher. 1919 "The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason." Friedrich Nietzsche October 15. Courage is the only thing. political theorist. 1919 "Success is never found. 1874-1965 "That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger."
. 1865 -16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done." Theodore Roosevelt .Famous English poet and playwright . and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.British politician. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. others to be swallowed. that's what happens to you in life.19th-century German philosopher "The Almighty has his own purposes.26 April 1564 . 1844 – August 25.British historian.1834-1902 ." Lord Acton ." Albert Einstein . and revolutionary . 1900 . political economist." Winston Churchill .1963 "One man who has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. for in war you are only killed once.35th President of the United States." William Shakespeare ."Once you say you're going to settle for second.
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.Benjamin Franklin .theoretical physicist.1963 "There are no gains without pains. philosopher . 1884 . 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
"The buck stops here. philosopher .July 12.theoretical physicist. 1879 ." Albert Einstein .theoretical physicist." Albert Einstein . 1862 American author & poet "The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.1972 "The child is father of the man." John F.14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence." Winston Churchill ." William Wordsworth .33rd President of the United States." Benjamin Disraeli .English Romantic poet .1935 "The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining. philosopher . 1917 . 1817 – May 6." Will Rogers . 1706 – April 17.7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850 "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength."
.January 17.1970 "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.January 17.14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. not a lack of knowledge.British politician.21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister "The pen is mightier than the sword. Truman .1970 "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. comedian." David Henry Thoreau ." Harry S. but meanings." Edward Bulwer-Lytton ." Vince Lombardi Influential American football coach .14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. 1706 – April 17. Kennedy . social commentator." Benjamin Franklin . 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States "There never was a good war or a bad peace." Vince Lombardi Influential American football coach . humorist. but rather in a lack of will.American cowboy.1913 .35th President of the United States." Albert Einstein . 1874-1965 "The language of friendship is not words.1913 .English politician 25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873 "The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.
32nd US President." George Washington .born 1926 "You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. salesperson." Benjamin Franklin . 1865 -16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 "You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.January 17.English poet." David Henry Thoreau . Roosevelt .1913 ." Franklin D. and motivational speaker . 1865 -16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865
. tie a knot and hang on. to forgive divine. 1882 . 1680-1744 "We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect. though it can never be known but to yourself.October 26." Napoleon Hill .February 12." Abraham Lincoln ." Zig Ziglar . 1817 – May 6.Influential American football coach . but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." Vince Lombardi . 1706 – April 17.American author ." Alexander Pope . 1743 – July 4. 1809 – April 15. the third President of the United States (1801–1809) "Winning is a habit. the mind can achieve. 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States "To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.February 22. First American President . 1826.February 12. 1862 American author & poet "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe. held office during World War II." Thomas Jefferson ." Abraham Lincoln .July 12. 1883 – November 8.April 13. Unfortunately. 1809 – April 15.1970 "You can fool some of the people all of the time. 1732 – December 14.American author.military and political leader in the formation of the United States of America. and act accordingly.1945 "Whenever you do a thing.Benjamin Franklin . ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you. 1790 -one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
"Time is money. 1706 – April 17. 1799 "To err is human. so is losing. 1970 "When you come to the end of your rope. and all of the people some of the time.January 17.
Bertrand Russell 'If we always do what we've always done.' Adam Urbanski 'One can never consent to creep when one feels the compulsion to soar'. As it is said: If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything' or 'Control your own destiny or someone else will'. that must the community want for all its children.' Learning to Learn www. like…Socrates. 'The faithful witness.' John Dewey 'We need a metamorphosis of education . Voltaire. Elitism is always their aim. Improvement does not give us a butterfly only a faster caterpillar. and give us a saving image to personally relate to. is at his best when he is questioning and clarifying and avoiding the specialists obsession with solution.' Eleanor Roosevelt 'The human mind treats a new idea the way a body treats a strange problem it rejects it. are the medium through which faith is restored.Only a sailor can set them straight'.' John Ralston Paul.' John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards' 'Anecdotes. He betrays society when he is silent…He is true to himself and to people when his clarity causes disquiet.' 'It is today we must create the world of the future. We need to see the world anew.edu. Tobies George Smollett
.learningtolearn. 'What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child. Helen Keller 'Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. reminiscences.au 'No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. acted upon it destroys our democracy.General Philosophy We believe it is important that a school be 'led' by a set of agreed shared beliefs. personal stories.' Sir Peter Medawar 'Some folks are wise. 'Voltaire's Bastards'. and Swift and Christ himself. Stories are a form of poetry.' Oliver Wendell Holmes Jnr 'Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors…. To achieve this staff and community need to enter into 'learning conversation's to define and articulate such a philosophy.' Peter Block Business Philosopher 'Wordsmiths who serve established power…castrate the public imagination by subjecting language to a complexity which renders it private. 'Voltaire's Bastards. some are otherwise'.from the cocoon a butterfly should emerge. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely.sa. we will get what we've always got. 'Some people would rather die than think'.' Albert Einstein 'Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting the different results' Albert Einstein. like biblical parables. John Ralston Saul.
' Frederico Fellini Film Director 'Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge'. 'There is no end.' Edward de Bono 'To simplify you have to clarify. 'It is impossible to soar like an eagle if you are surrounded by turkeys' Anon 'Every actual state is corrupt..' Peter Senge 'We have banished our artists to the fringe of society and tell them to eat cake. they do things differently there.' Peter Drucker 'I believe that revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new life forms.' Howard Gardner 'Do not go where the path may lead. Simplification is the new competitive advantage' Jack Trout 'Simplicity' 'Our life is frittered away by detail.' Isaac Newton 'Those who do nothing are never wrong.' Henry Thoreau 'We need to be the authors of our own life.' Charles Handy in 'Beyond Certainty'.' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Complexity creates confusion.To arrive at the simplest truth requires years of contemplation. Good men must not obey the laws too well.' Theodore de Bouville 'The past is a foreign country.' Henry Brooks US Historian 'Is anybody alive out there?' Bruce Springsteen to the crowd. simplicity.' Peter Drucker Business Philosopher. simplicity focus. 'Don't try to innovate for the future. It is our artists who choose freedom over safety and use their talents to question and confront the culture. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail'. Ralph Waldo Emerson 'The world by and large has to be reinvented. where order breeds habit. Philosopher 'We can lick gravity. Howard Gardner 'Fundamentalism is a kind of decision not to change your mind about something…Many of us is fundamentalists…because it worked pretty well for us.' M Gorbachev 'Chaos breeds life. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. Winston Churchill 'There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming'.' From the Go -Between 'We are natural mind changing entities until we are 10 or so. Verner von Braun
.' Peter Block. simplicity simplicity. Innovate for the present. But as we get older…then it is very hard to change our minds'.
they're' immersed in all kinds of stuff that was unheard of 150years ago.' John Ralston Paul 'Voltaire's Bastards.' Marilyn Ferguson Bureaucracies are beautiful mechanisms for the evasion of responsibilities and guilt. US Chief Justice. and yet if you look at schools today versus 100 years ago.' L Peters Shoot for the moon. School 'We each create our world by what we choose to notice.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers Unlike puppets we have the possibility of stopping in our movements. everything else is waiting. In this act lies the first steps towards freedom. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. We then 'see' the world through the self we have created.' Les Brown In the end we will have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.' John Dewey 'Much educational change is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic'.' Rose Elizabeth Bird. 'We can make the trains run on time but if they are not going where we want them to go. Anon Being on tightrope is living.' Warren Bennis Leadership expert
.' Karl 'The Great' Wallenda 'A pessimist is a person who looks both ways before crossing a one way road.' Edward Joyner Yale Univ. California 'The East contemplated the forest the West counted the trees…the mind that knows that trees and the forest is a new mind.' 'The conduct of schools.' Alfred North Whitehead. 'It's hard to imagine any way in which it hasn't changed…. 'How has the world of the child changed in the last 150 years?' … the answer is. then refine'. Not for changing the nature of the relationship. they are more similar than dissimilar'. looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved.' Peter Berger Sociologist 'It is always the minorities who aren't part of a mainstream who define what the limits…of the majority are going to be.'First define. based upon a new order of conception. is so much more difficult than is the management of schools which walk the beaten path.' Vincent van Gogh 'It is difficult to know what a fish talk about but you can be sure it isn't about water'. Peter Senge ''Educating the masses was intended only to improve the relationship between the top and the bottom of society. Bill Guild NZ Pioneer teacher 'Everything of importance has been said by someone who didn't invent it. why bother?' Neil Postman 'The development of a tree depends on where it is planted. creating a world of distinction that makes sense to us.
' Louis MacNeice Author 'You may feel like a voice in the wilderness. The second people had answers. that a love of learning is normal.' Ken Blanchard .' Aristotle 'Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live there. but it is your voice we are waiting to hear…you are the determining factor. We have less to lose.' Wind Eagle Modern Indian Medicine Woman 'I imagine a school system that recognizes learning is natural.' Neale Donald Walsh Author 'Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible. wonderful things happen'.' Anon 'Every reform was once private opinion. and they were free.' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Those of us who are old can afford to live dangerously.' Maggie Kuhn Grey Panthers 'Age is compulsory. 'Some of us are just less damaged than others. incorrigibly plural.' Thomas Jefferson 'Slow down you are going too fast'. from their schooling. Harrison Owen 'Present thinking people kill the future. and that real learning is passionate learning.' Joey Reimer Creativity Guru 'When I was young I thought that people at the top really understood what the hell was happening…now I know they don't know.' Aquarian Conspiracy. the only thing is to rediscover it. A school curriculum that values questions above
. but to inform their discretion by education'. wisdom is optional'.' David Mahoney 'The first people had the questions. Anon 'The most potent force for change …is the growing recognition of millions of adults that there own impoverishment came from a large measure. Simon and Garfunkle 'The world is crazier and more of it than we think.' ( by schooling) Buckminster Fuller 'An impressive proportion of great. original thinkers were educated at home…stimulated (and) born up by high expectations' Aquarian Conspiracy 'Home is the first school for us all.Business Consultant 'If you can change your mind. a school with no fixed curriculum. Thomas Jefferson 1820 'A little revolution now and then is a good thing. no quality control. you can change the world.' I know of no other safe depository of the ultimate power of society but the people themselves and if we think ( the people) not enlightened enough to exercise that control with a wholesome discretion the remedy is not to take it from them . no teacher training' Charles Handy 'When the spirit of people is strong focused and vibrant. no examinations.' Sioux Indian saying 'Everything important is already known. and they became enslaved.
You can only do that by stepping into uncertainty and by trying.' Religious writer 'Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind' Thomas Jefferson 'Life can only be understood backwards but you have to live it forward. to create your own islands of security…. but we don't make them. while order breeds success. Tom Peters Author 'Re-imagine' www. The centre cannot hold.. more uniformity. more conformity. I'd say it is the awareness. the expanding edges of fields…are closer to each other than are the central cores. We have never trusted our own voices.' Victor Frankl
. School by school changes.' T S Eliot 'Little Gidding' 'The centre falls about. could make a powerful difference.' Tom Roberts Educator 'We will not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. And we must reject all notions of 'reform' that serve up more of the same: more testing. You are your own security'. within this uncertainty.com 'We are all carriers of our own stories. however slow. 'Good Schools are Still Possible 'The future is here. Such changes bi passes school. but dreams of coherence survived…. Charles Handy Business Philosopher.' Anon 'We have been through a period when knowledge was fragmented. They were presented by people removed from schools.a transformation demanded by the people.. more bureaucracy.' Deborah Meier.' W B Yeats 'Chaos breeds life.' Peter Senge 'Through the Eye of the Needle' 'The slick houses and holiday homes of the rich hiding the despair of the poor. more 'standards'.answers…creativity above fact regurgitation…individuality above conformity.. by 'experts'. It's just not widely distributed yet.' Franklin P Adams 'Human solidarity is the necessary condition for the unfolding of any one individual' Erich Fromm 'What is to give life must endure burning. Reforms came. 'The homogenization of cultural diversity and the destruction of cultural history are central forces underlying societal breakdown worldwide'…… what is the deepest and most profound force driving change .' Carnegie Foundation/Teaching 77.tompeters. 'We have been the benefactors of our cultural heritage and the victims of our cultural narrowness.The new security will be a belief that …if this doesn't work out you could do something else'.' Stanley Kripper Psychologist 'What we thought was the horizon of our potential turns out to be only the foreground. however dim and ill formed . that we are in deep trouble…The first step is to realize everything is interrelated.' William Gibson 'Reformation comes from the bottom up . and excellence above standardized performance….
' Vincent van Gogh 'Do not go where the path may lead. but this world is owned by men who have crossed bridges far ahead of the crowd.some magic in fact' Hedley Beare Prof of Educ Melbourne
. some new ways of thinking . some fantasy. try to summon people back to the old ideas.' Anon 'If I knew what was going to happen in ten years I would do it now. or your energy will wane. go where there is no path and leave a trail. but to understand the middle ground it is helpful to imagine the extremes. We believe now is the time to reclaim schools as democratic learning communities based on shared values and teaching beliefs that realize the gifts and talents of all students.' Stephen Hawkins Physicist 'Fall in love with your life's work again. we need some imagination . my fiend. your voice will falter and there will be nothing to prove but the fact that you are taking up valuable space.' Alfred Korzybski /Semanticist 'We are told not to cross a bridges until we come to it.' Karl 'The Great' Wallenda 'Choices in life are rarely pure.' Anon 'Carpenters bend wood fletchers bend arrows. I just follow my nose. a system designed to stifle creativity and independent judgment.' David T Kearns CEO Xerox 'Most schools are drowning in events…An attention deficit culture' Peter Senge 'If we remain wedded to the way education is currently provided we cannot imagine other ways.are organized like a factory of the late 19th C : top down..' Anon 'Being on the tightrope is living. everything else is waiting. 'Secondary education is a more purely industrial age institution than any business.' Marilyn Ferguson 'The map is not the territory.' Buddha 'In the end we shall have had enough cynicism and skepticism and humbug.' Peter Berger. wise men fashion themselves. Sociologist Top of Page The School as a Learning Community For the past decade or so we have seen schools being forced to comply to a business managerial ideology that has all but crushed the common sense and creativity of innovative teachers and schools.. or are most rigid in their beliefs. find a big problem.'Those who have most at stake in the old culture.' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'If you are looking for a big opportunity.' Peter Senge 'The School That Learns' (Our large schools). command control management. and we shall want to live life more musically.
the story you have grown up with.' Margaret Mead 'Umuatu ngumuntu naga antu' 'A person is a person because of other people... think of the lasting changes it would have made. challenged.' Peter Senge 'The Learning School.' Zulu saying 'Ones actions ought to come from achieved stillness: not rushing on.there has to be a protagonist. Louise Stoll and Dean Fink 'If we want to create a workplace that values idealism.. They connect to the founding vision. that discover how to tap people's commitment and capacity to learn.' Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up' 'In high performing schools…Teachers feel invigorated. You may not like it initially. Peter Block Philosopher 'Many of our schools are good schools if only this were 1965'.' John Goodland 'As the world becomes more inter-connected organizations that will truly excel in the future will be ( those). inquisitiveness and self reliance. There have to be obstacles people can identify with.' 'Parents and educators…need to establish a culture in which security and clarity of expectations are balanced with the encouragement of playfulness. They love the purpose of their school..' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers 'The guiding principle being put forward is that schools must be self directing. There has to be an ultimate resolution . Howard Gardner 2004 'The Art and Science of Changing Peoples Minds. create social functions.. Peter Block 'It is a tragedy that. school is not a place for deepening our sense of who we are and what we are committed to. 'No it's a different story. professionally engaged. but you can be sure it is not about water.' Peter Senge 'The Fifth Discipline' 'Stories are the most effective ways of changing minds..' Old joke
...' Jerry Starratt Expert School Leadership 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. if properly taught: 'In a very real sense.what leaders do is put aside or reject the old story. human connection. learn the cues.They fall in love with the identity that is trying to be expressed. rehearse their roles. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. we will have to create it ourselves'. and you have to go with it and here is why. and empowered just because they are there..' ..' Peter Senge 'All human beings are born with unique gifts. in depth learning.. try out their 'ideal selves' for size. but it's a better story in the long run. Leaders say.human being create themselves' and school can be stage on which children work through the plot. There has to be a goal.' Margaret Arbuckle US educator 'It is strange perhaps to realize that most people have a desire to love their organizations. If it were..' D H Lawrence 'It is difficult to know what a fish talks about..hopefully a positive one. our learning is ours to define. for most of us. our leadership we seek is ours to become.'We must act as if our institutions are ours to create. and real. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift. play hero parts which demonstrate their capability for greatness. 'We can create our own characters and write our own script.
.'We are truly the fish in the water of industrial age assumptions' Peter Senge 'Culture is the underground stream of norms.' Farson and Keynes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins. values.This is the samurai way. Even if you miss it you will land amongst the stars.. return to values and behaviors that are respectful of each other. School have to escape from an over emphasis on individualism and efficiency and return to valuing the democratic virtues that contribute to the common good of all people and cultures. Peter Block Business Philosopher
. other cultures and our environment. Values and School Culture We need to.. Thomas Jefferson ' I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder how we could tolerated anything so primitive. He thought genuine innovators were hobbled more than helped by what they had learned in school. It may be strengthened by exercise.' Nick Giovanni US Poet 'Shoot for the moon. Overly educated people were least likely to make new discoveries.' Deal and Patterson 98 'Some schools develop 'toxic' cultures which actively discourage efforts to improve teaching or student achievement. after a decade of individualism and greed. 'We can easily forgive a child whom is frightened of the dark. the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. It is given to all in a stronger or weaker degree.This set of informal expectations and values shapes how people think.' Plato 'The moral sense. A serene workforce is unlikely to try new things . feel.They are concerned about having the leeway and support to be create something new. and rituals that builds up over time as people work together. not an organizing chart.B Shaw 'Ones vision is not a roadmap but a compass'. Life is like a cobweb. Farston and Keynes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.' 'This acceptance ( that neither success or failure are what it seems to be) produces work environments that are genuinely risk friendly. solve problems. is as much part of a man as his leg or arm.' Les Brown 'You see things and say 'Why'? But I see things and say 'Why not?' G..' Deal and Patterson 98 Kettering (US inventor) has little time for conventional education.. traditions..' 'Progress seldom leads to serenity. and act in schools..Those who are passionately engaged in a task they care about are the ones most likely to achieve success.. and confront challenges . They crave a challenge'. which is to say failure tolerant. nor should it.' Ross Perot US Computer Businessman Top of Page Vision.. beliefs.Creative workers gripe a lot but at a high level.' John W Gardner 'It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend. They want their talents to be utilized. or conscience.' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins'.they were too intent on doing things the way they had been taught.
It is our dreams that . by making it their own. a shared vision is the answer to the question 'What do we want to create?' Peter Senge 'We need a multiplicity of visions. Thinking Nation' Singapore Educational Vision 'Love is saying yes to belonging' David Steindle -Rast ( Theologist) 'We can no longer stand at the end of something we visualized in detail and plan backwards from that future.since the high degree of trust will permit a wide variety of social relationships to emerge... 'New frameworks are like climbing a mountain ...' Ralph Theobald We need to value the importance of simplicity.such a society will be better able to innovate..experience their classrooms as invigorating.at its simplest level..' Peter Senge 'A shared vision is not an idea. with a willingness to be involved in discovery.'The pathway to educational excellence lies within each school.places they look forward to going to and places they hate to leave..' Fukuyama 95 Trust 'We imagine a school in which students and teachers excitedly and joyfully stretch themselves to their limits in pursuit of projects built on their vision. Instead we must stand at the beginning. Robert Fritz 'The Path of Least Resistance' 'It takes courage and skill to be unambiguous and clear. focus and living according to our values. It is our dream that they will come to know themselves as masters of various crafts....images of potential tomorrows.' Paideia Schools 'Too many young people are being taught to give up their dreams before they have any experience attempting to pursue them'.' Terrance Deal '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..com 'It is not so much about to see what no one has seen before but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody sees...they will come to love the process of learning itself.' Alvin Tofler 'I believe we are afraid of recognizing how fundamental our lives would have to be changed if we should choose to work out of this vision..' S Papert 'It is our dream that students will . dreams and prophecies .philliphumbet.it is rather.' Schopenhauer 'Thinking School. a force in people's hearts...' Phillip Humbert www...' John Dewey 'If people who have to work together in an enterprise trust one another it is because they are all operating to a common set of ethical norms.not one that succeeds in making apathetic students satisfying minimal standards.. even inspiring environments .' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner -Rogers.the larger view encompasses rather than rejects the more restricted view... it asks that we participate rather than plan. clear in our mind..' Einstein
.. 'It is not change that kills it is the transitions'. art and philosophy. give us courage and will to take on important initiatives. so that they themselves become principle centred.'the void in our society has been produced by the absence of values.. seems to make a man more clever devil.' C S Lewis 'A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet. 'Some people think you are strong when you hold on. Sylvia Robinson
.. An appreciation that change is a continual process. the assumptions they make about how school works. They pull the spirit downward in the path of despair.or is .' Peter Block The Answer to How is Yes. rather than being arbitrarily imposed..' C S Lewis 'The heart and soul of school culture is what people believe.' Henry James Top of Page The Change Process In reality 'learning' and 'change' are synonymous..possible. I only regret. as useful as it is. consistency..' William James 'A belief is not a belief until you can visualize it. Negative images of the future also have a magnetism. feeling.. unless you can create a picture of it in your minds eye.' John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards'.'' Anon 'I think I don't regret a single excess of my responsive youth.. lightly interwoven threads running with exactness..' Steven Covey 92 'Education without values. then we put aside: love.' Every person in the organization must change inside their hearts and minds. They draw us on and energize us.' Stephen Covey Business Philosopher 'We may never fully appreciate the role that not pursuing a dream plays in limiting people to disappointing careers and regret filled lives. intuition. beauty and strength through the fabric of life. is vital for future learners. especially if you have no doubts that reality can be . involving confusion and difficulty. in my chilled age. 'I used to be so gutsy'. we have no widespread belief in the value of participation. certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.' Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan 'Positive images of the future are a powerful and magnetic force..' Mark Stefik Palo Alto Research Centre Fellow 'If we believe something does not exist unless we measure it. The rational system has made us fear standing out in any serious way. what teachers do.' Thomas Sergiovanni 'It is what teachers think. 'What happened?. Change is not an issue if it makes sense to and is 'owned' by those involved. and what teachers are at the level of the classroom that ultimately shapes the kind of learning that young people get. 'Principles are deep fundamental truths.' Hedley Beare Aust Educationalist 'Something magical happens when you bring together a group of people from different disciplines with a common purpose. Others think it is when you let go'.
' Peter Block 'You must be the change you want to see in the world.'' Anon 'To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.' Einstein 'If a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder.' Harriet Rubin Fast Company writer 'Things do not change. ready or not!' Childhood game 'What worked yesterday is the gilded cage of tomorrow.' Howard Gardner 'To the blind all things are sudden.' Chinese saying 'As the prostitute said. Mahatma Gandhi
.' Peter Block Business.'Too many decisions about changes are made by people untouched by the change process.' Peter Block. the longer neural pathways have been running one way the harder it is to rewire them.' Peter Block 'To see the future you have to travel on the rough edge of experience. 'It's not the job it's the stairs.' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Innovation never happens as planned.' Thoreau 'Most people (by the time they have become adults ) can't change their minds because their neural pathways have become set. Let it be our own. and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a new theory. in the face of difficulty.' R L Stevenson 'In a world of infinite choice people are struggling to figure out what to do. well..' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm. you must expect him to scream. but if they go according to plan they are not events.'. our persistence. Philosopher Author of 'The Answer to No is Yes' 'You can plan events.' Gifford Pinchot Environmentalist 'Form follows function' Louis Henry Sullivan Architect 'Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds.' Peter Block 'Why follow the steps of another to find out where our dreams will lead us..' R L Stevenson 'The price of change is measured by our will and courage. If blood is to be spilled to do it. 'How many times have we brought in an outsider to tell us what we already knew . 'Coming. what a fine way to go.' John Berger Art Critic 'You can't jump a chasm in two bounds.' Peter Block Business Philosopher 'If you believe that saying no will get you shot.' Old saying. we change. Business philosopher.
We must hatch or go bad. we focus on policies..' Anon 'It is our belief that schools in the main are entering the twenty-first century with structures and more importantly.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers 'The future cannot be determined. underlying assumptions which are nineteenth century in origins.Rogers 'Age is a high price to pay for maturity. We are over our heads'.' Thomas Sankarra African Congress.conformity. Survival is not mandatory. and provide a role model. in short the capacity of learning. In any case it comes from non . into rules and roles.' Anon
. superficially adorned projects. It takes a long time'. Instead of being free to create.' C S Lewis 'Passion mutates into procedures. It took madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today.' Samuel Butler 'Life is like a box of chocolates.' Rene Magritte ( Artist) 'Familiarity reduces the greatness of things... Life doesn't know what it will be until it notices what it has become..' A De Guess: 'The Living Company'. the decades roll on without even a suggestion that perhaps the whole matter must be rethought' Marion Brady US Educator 'You can't force commitment. You nudge a little here. we impose constraints that squeeze the life out of us. I want to be one of those madmen. Margery Williams 'Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.. inspire a little there. piecemeal. Instead of purpose.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner .. the courage to invent the future. any entity must develop the capacity of shifting and changing of developing new skills and attitudes. what you can do. Fullan 2001 'Every change you see hides something else we want to do.' W Edward Deming 'If life is like a stage I want better lighting.' Peter Senge 'It doesn't happen all at once.' Bowring -Carr and Burnham West UK Educators 'To cope with a challenging world.' Seneca 4BC-65BC 'Nothing evades our attention as persistently as that which we take for granted. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary egg. 'You cannot carry out fundamental changes without a certain amount of madness. You become.. Your primary influence is the environment you create. It can only be experienced as it occurring. the courage to turn your back on the old formulas. In schools the main problem is not the absence of innovations but the presence of too many disconnected. You never know what you are going to get. or relating to the world of the 1950 or 1960s..'It is not necessary to change.' Forest Gump's Mother 'We are like eggs at present.
' Dorothy/ Wizard of Oz 'Men are asleep.' G K Chesterton.' Dick Raymond 'Start with the spirit of the rule. If the system tightens up. therefore it is possible. educators need to navigate the difficult space between letting go of old patterns and grabbing on to new ones. they must die before they awake.' Jay Ogilvy 'I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore..bending it to shape best practice. William Wordsworth 'It takes less energy to be free and flowing than locked up in stress .' Douglas Adams 'Evolution is the most popular way we have for dealing with change.' Deal 1990 'There is no risk less way to the future.' M C Richards Poet 'It is necessary.. it also accepts the possibility that the final product may not resemble what was initially intended'.' C A Borghese 'Plan to be better tomorrow than today. Carol Ann Tomlinson US Educator 'Crossing this river is difficult: it means leaving behind some of your own ideas' Dick Raymond 'When you start to abandoning your old beliefs or values.' Jonas Salk 'Life is what happens when you are making other plans' John Lennon 'People don't want to feel stuck. Before moving on. Patterson. you may be stuck at the threshold for two or three years. 'If a things not worth doing do it badly and get on with the important things... they want to be able to change.' Keith Goldhammer Author. we must choose which set of risks we wish to run. go to the letter of the rule and efficiently do what is necessary with as little energy as possible in a way that minimizes impact. but don't plan to be finished'.'In order to transform schools successfully.' William Bates Editor 'The road is better than the inn. you have to clear away your cherished beliefs. we learn by releasing and letting go. but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.' The Koran 'Custom lies on us heavy as frost'. 'Characteristics of successful Principals. not by adding on.' Cervantes 'The goal of strategic planning is to produce a stream of wise decisions.' Bruce Hammonds ( adapted from G K Chesterton) 'If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing it badly...
. Purkey and Parker 'I may have not got where I intended to go.' Seth Godin Business Philosopher 'Evolution favors the survival of the wisest.
no matter where you read it. where leadership is passed around .' Buddna
. David Letterman TV Host Top of Page Leadership and Teamwork The imposed bureaucratic 'top down' changes have resulted in school being 'over managed and under led. where the conductor is always in charge. is less like a an orchestra.' Jim Collins. Once we define ourselves in terms of others we lose the freedom to shape our own lives..' Dag Hammarskjold UN 'Comparison.. and not starting.' Peter Block 'My friends.' Thomas Sergiovanni 'It is hard to remember that you came to drain the swamp when you are up to your backside in crocodiles. trailblazers..' John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards 'There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth . ( a leader)is able to recognize when he. is on the wrong track and perhaps identify the error by giving in to the need for complete reevaluation. a great teacher told me. Thomas Sergiovanni 'We need to decide whether to give full service or lip service. 'The essence of good strategy is what has always been ..' Marc Anderson Founder of Netscape 'Systems of schooling are over managed and under led'.. adventurers. will be explorers.' Saying 'The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you.' 'The key to leadership is having people willing to follow you if only out curiosity to see what's going to happen. depending on what the music demands at the moment and who feels most moved by the spirit to express the music.. unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Shared leadership. no matter if I have said it.. leaders of leaders.' Schlechy 2001 'Leaders.' John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards.we will have to invent the future ourselves together as we go along. is the cardinal sin of modern life.. the better you hear what is sounding outside.' Rowan Gibson 'Re Thinking the Future. They will gather around them people who have the future in their bones. at all level. you never need to bow to no one' Gandalf to the Hobbits (In schools) 'There is an emphasis on doing things right rather on doing the right things.. There are no experts with 'the answer' . and more like a jazz band.. It traps us in a game we can't win. or who said it. to emerge and add their 'voices' to the debate.insecurity and uncertainty.not going all the way. Author 'Built to Last' 'Believe nothing. And only he who listens can speak.' Buddha 53 BC -483 BC 'Self doubt combined with dignity is central to competent leadership.' Now is the time for courageous leaders....'Sometimes a thing worth doing is worth overdoing'...
' Anon 'Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. and then discover that what they really wanted was to wear tight pants and hear the crowd roar' Steve Farber. 'Leadership is a scary thing. declare your vision in a public way. 'There are many people who want to be matadors. W C Fields 'It is easier to follow the leader than to lead the follower.' Anon 'Faced with the choice of buckling under by complying or 'doing a bit of rule bending' successful leaders get on with the latter.There is nothing worse than waffling'.' Dr Suess
. President of Extreme Leadership 'I think it is important for leaders to answer the question 'What's exciting about the work I /we really do here?' ..' Peter Koestenbaum Philosopher 'Remember a dead fish can float downstream but it takes a live one to swim upstream'.'. That's why few people want to stand up to the plate. Make decisions right or wrong .'' Steve Farber .looks for answers outside of us.' Parent School Board USA 'My job is creating an environment where teachers continually learn'..000 pounds of bull bearing down on them..' Peter Block Author 'Stewardship.' Anon 'All bottlenecks occur at the top. President 'Extreme Leadership'. 'Fast Company' Writer 'We have all worked with people who are entirely lacking in energy or are the walking black holes of human existence. 'Good directors. they suck energy out of whoever they walk into. US Innovative Principal 'The question of 'How?' . which is anything but controlled and predictable.' Thomas Sergiovanni 'To be a leader is to be awake and alert.' Peter Block Business Philosopher 'Choosing to act on what matters is the choice to live a passionate existence.... to be dissatisfied at all times.to expand it out to the higher meaning and purpose. and why this place is cool. Preserve the best. Keith Yamashira US Business Consultant 'Education can change culture but only in so far as educators are transformed. To really articulate what we really do here. only to find themselves in the ring with 2. It is an individual expression of our doubt..' Harriet Rubin.more than any other question . reinvent the rest'. playwrights and leaders are enablers who make it possible for others to succeed by providing the means and opportunities for actions.. 'Do I generate more energy when I walk into a room or when I walk out of it?'' Steve Farber. based on mission that troubles your heart. Hold your company hostage.' the challenge ( for leadership) is to initiate a conversation about what's purpose and what's just practice. So the litmus test for all of is.' 'Leadership is a personal quest you undertake..
to put down dissent. national. and we want to belong on the other hand.. those who have the power know little or nothing about education' Marion Brady US Educator 'The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all..' Anon 'The leader lays down the melody line and encourages individual band members to improvise around them. that go from good to great start not with 'where' but with 'who'.. win early..' Jaon Kenwg 'The human being is a walking paradox. to breed a standard citizen.' Thomas Sergiovanni 'Most of what institutional leadership does today comes from what they thought we wanted and needed yesterday. Author 'The Answer to How is Yes'. appeal to the heart.' Fullan 2001 'I will release you to be creatively crazy and wonderful for these students.our need to achieve. then the direction'.' Anais Nin 'In fact. They start by getting the right people on the bus. teachers are often unclear as to what they are supposed to accomplish'. They have to succeed because. Bombarded with too many state. What are these hopes? Humans have a fundamental longing to believe we are successful in what we do ... Rick Dufor 2004 'This is a dreary era. tap dance. the deck is stacked against creative. If they ever discover how to do this. leaders. completely individual on one hand. yet they are terrible at learning from one another. creative and responsible rule benders.. with people's deepest... their future is assured. Educators are typically denied this sense of success.' Kjell and Jonas 'Leaders. We will do whatever it takes. heartfelt hopes.' Bryce Courtenay 'Leaders need to have clear answer to the question 'What do we believe in? and be equally clear about. and go down in style.'Leaders are 'canny outlaws'.' Gary Hamel Leadership 'guru'. 'Win small.. you want to be you.. 'Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage...' Bradley Porten US Educationalist 'If you are going to skate on thin ice.. We want to be free. it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level. system benders.' H L Menken 'It is one of life's great ironies: schools are in the business of teaching and learning. imaginative and entrepreneurial teachers.' Peter Block. win often. Jim Collins 'We need to make hope practical and despair less convincing as a central contribution from adults to young people. first the people. Those who know about education have no power.. 'How do you translate your beliefs into actions?' Bowring Carr and Burnham West
. and district standards for students to master. We want to be part of a flock but at the same time. the wrong people off the bus. and the right people in the right seats.' Lorraine Monro Author 'Nothings Impossible' 'Hire Rembrandt to do the painting and don't tell him how to paint..
just walk together.putting ones energy into walking life's various wires without concern for the outcome'. 'Decisions of the head rather than the heart are then ones we come to regret. Pursuit of a dream rarely leads to regrets.' Thomas Sergiovanni Leadership for the Schoolhouse 'It is an injustice. I s important that we don't push or pull them . the time to dream is upon us. failure becomes a non-issue.' Gloria Steinem US Feminist ( We need) 'leadership that is tough enough to demand a great deal from everyone. more complex and more violent. Warren Bennis called this 'The Wallenda Factor' .' Papal Encyclical 'make no little plans. make big plans.. Aim high in hope and work. and leadership that is tender enough to encourage the heart.' 'Aquarian Conspiracy..' Anon
.' 'A team is a mosaic' Charles Williams 'Any intelligent fool can make things bigger.Prizes only for predicting rain.to move in the opposite direction. They have no magic to stir man's blood. 'It doesn't matter. 'Which one will I take?' she asked.' Patricia Weenolsen Psychologist 'When we are doing something we're passionate about.'Do not follow where the path may lead. a grave evil and disturbance of the right order for a large and higher organization to abrogate to itself functions which can be performed more efficiently by smaller and lower bodies. 'Nothing happens until someone does something. The process of taking is empowerment itself.' Carl Glickman There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.'' Alice in Wonderland 'Power can be taken. It takes a geniusand a lot of courage .' Anon 'Alice came to a fork in the road. but not given.' James McGregor Burns If we want to help people change. 'Then'...' W C Fields 'The true leader senses and transforms the needs of followers. 'I don't know Alice answered. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Too many of those with unrealized aspirations have set them aside due to fear of failure' Farson and Keyes.' Daniel H Burnham 'It is time for us to release ourselves from simplistic and ineffective prescriptions. Farson and Keyes..' E E Schumacher 'The best leaders are like outstanding samurai warriors in the sense that they engage themselves fully in the tasks at hand without being distracted by what might go wrong. 'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire Cat. said the cat..' Steve Farke Leadership Guru No more prizes for building the ark .
' David Perkins.. As these imposed technocratic systems falter it is now time for creative teachers to also add their voices to the debate. 'Smart Schools.' David Perkins. As long as you are learning you're not old..' Anon 'You must learn day by day. 'education ultimately depends on what happens in classrooms.' Ethyl Barrymore Actress 'Teachers must be encouraged .I almost said 'freed'.' Scott Lutz.people with the right mix of passion and courage to be willing to do things that haven't been done before.' Gordon Brown MIT 'Smart people don't learn. 'Smart Schools.Leadership is needed to assemble a team of renegades..draining pressures and frustrations of most educational settings.' Rosalyn Sussman Yalow US Medical Physicist 'Old age is compulsory.' Book Title 'we know at lot more now than the 'last time around'. confusing curriculums and associated accountability demands which have taken the focus away from learning and teaching. wisdom is optional. the more things you are interested in. year by year. 'I hope that teachers will discover the optimism and direction to combat the energy . to pursue an education that strives for depth of understanding. only he who keeps his eye on the far horizon will find the right road. between teachers and learners. because they have too much invested in proving what they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.. and able to live a full life..' Howard Gardner
.because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.'. That is fundamental..the 1960s and 1970s . The more things you love.' 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. CEO 'Never look down to test the ground before taking the next step. ' 'The smart school finds it's foundation in a rich and evolving set of principles about human thinking and learning. the more you are indignant about. 'It's about teaching and it's about time.'. the more you enjoy.about how to work for smart schools.' Chris Agyris 'The excitement of learning separates youth from old age.' Peter Block 'To be a teacher you must be a prophet .. to broaden your horizons.' Hebrew Proverb 'Every parent's deepest wish is that their children are self sufficient.' Dag Hammarskjold UN Top of Page Teaching and Learning For too long schools have had to comply with endless bureaucratic top down edicts..' 'Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time. happy.
' David Perkins 'Smart Schools..and the art of teaching. The Paideia Proposal
.' Jerome Bruner 'Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child's competence'.' 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..' Peyton Williams. and enormously about the content..' G K Chesterton 'We must give more attention to the interplay between the science of teaching . we already know more than we need to know in order to do that..Imagine' 'There is a road from the eye to the head that does not go through the intellect. education has had it backwards.' Edward Hall Anthropologist 'When Abraham Maslow asked a college class whether anyone had expectations of greatness. dulled and discouraged by the endless pressures and problems.' 'Until recently.. 'Who else then'.' Anon Educator 'The young child approaching a new subject or anew problem is like the scientist operating at the edge of his chosen field. men and woman. pulling things together. Yet it is a gifted teacher who can infect a generation with the excitement of learning. Jerome Bruner 86 'The teacher's role in discussion is to keep it going along fruitful lines .' Aquarian Conspiracy 'Human beings start out as butterflies and end up in cocoons. is not to learn.. caring little for the teacher.. guiding.' Charlie Brown /Peanuts 'The first problem for all of us. There should be a few people at least.' Anon 'Unfortunately schools are no help because they teach us not to make connections.' Tom Peters . correcting and arguing like one more students...' Mortimer Adler. creativity and inspiration into the teaching learning process to ignite a passion for learning in student.pedagogy . A teacher must be anchored in pedagogy and blend imagination. no one responded.'teachers and administrators sleepwalk through their responsibilities. he replied dryly.' In 'Aquarian Conspiracy'.be moderating. but to unlearn. 'How can you do new math with an old math mind.' Gloria Steinem US Feminist 'Teachers who do a bad job with old tools are likely to do a worse job with strange new tools.' Ron Edmonds Educator 'Having no alternative we were born creative.. 'Re .' Aquarian Conspiracy 'Education must develop in youth the capabilities for engaging in intense concentrated involvement in an activity. President ASCD 2003 'We can whenever and wherever we choose. successfully teach all children.
' John Dewey I discovered the brutally simple motivation behind the development of impositions of all systematic instructional programmes and tests . offers guiding and often inspiring imagery. but to make them truly yours. we must think them over again honestly.' John Stuart Mills. And when things go awry.. 'All true thoughts have been thought through already a thousand times. the teacher must know when to let the learner struggle. 'Human beings. Lev Vygotsky... The coach applauds strengths.. ?' Mark Lepper Stanford Psychologist 'The difference between reform and transformation is as if we have been trying to attach wings to a caterpillar. Who wants to pay people for daydreaming? Somerset Maughan 'Don't just do something. the coach stands back . rather than help directly they raise questions: 'Could you explain this step again? How did you. we must not be spared our learning. good teachers share one trait: a strong sense of personal identity infuses their work'.' 'Expert tutors often do not help very much.' William Feather US Author
.' 'Aquarian Conspiracy' 'No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in their mode of thought. Risk brings its own rewards. They hang back letting the student manage as much as possible. are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. points up principles.. and provides guidance. Author 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' 'To change your reality you have to change your inner thoughts.. Parker Palmer 'Courage to Teach'.. 'The metaphor ( coaching) with sports is meant quite seriously. she will be able to do by herself tomorrow'. who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others. Norman Cousins 'The trouble is that thinking looks like loafing. it is high time we freed ourselves of attachment to old forms and eased the flight of the unfettered human mind.' Goethe 'Time given to thought is the greatest timesaver of all'... till they take root in our personal experience.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..' Zen saying 'Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine. and decides what kind of practice to emphasize. identifies weaknesses. observes the performance.'what a child can do today with assistance.' Douglas Adams.' 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.' David Perkins 'Smart Schools.' Aquarian Conspiracy 'In every story I have heard. stand there.
It is less like a programmed machine than an ecological habitat that mimics the evolution of life itself.. They are born smart. unpredictable. capable of distinguishing one practice and it's virtue from another..' Peter Senge ' The biggest thing about being someone is imajunation.' Gordon Brown former Dean MIT 'Many children struggle in schools.' Bowring .' Willa Cather US Novelist 'Art should simplify. and each time that we try to teach them too quickly. Before you can be something. Piaget 'Morpheus: 'I'm trying to free your mind.' 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'. you must imajun it. fun.Carr and Burnham West UK Educators 'A child's attitude towards everything is an artist's attitude. Through learning we become able to do something we were never able to do. But I can only show you the door.because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.' Somerset Maughan 'Through learning we re-create ourselves. you must change the pear by eating it.' Dennis Sparks Nat Staff Dev Centre (US) 'The drive to learn is as strong as the sexual drive.' Peter Senge 'If you want to know the taste of a pear. Ellen Langer 'To be a teacher you must be a prophet . continuous and increasingly concrete talk about teaching practices. dangerous. All we have to do is stop doing things that make them stupid.' Fifth Grader quoted by S Papert 'each individual brain is more like a unique and unimaginably dense rain forest. we keep them from reinventing it themselves'.' Mao Zedong
. 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.' John Holt 'Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.. It begins earlier and lasts longer' Edward T Hall ( Anthropologist) 'Out of the questions of students come most of the creative ideas and discoveries'.'Only the mediocre are always at their best.. because the way they are being taught is the way is incompatible with the way they learn. Neo. 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. passionate. teeming with growth and decay.' Prof Edleman Nobel Prize winner 'Learning is spontaneous.' Willa Cather US Novelist 'We don't have to make human beings smart.
I promise not to criticize one note as you search for your song'. by which teachers may teach less. he said They came He pushed them.' Retired Teacher I believe babies are born as innovative personalities. Aquarian Conspiracy 'Come to the edge'.' John Amos Comenius 'I cured the patient but he died' is as logical as saying 'I taught the pupil. conflicts.' Bowring -Carr and John Burnham West UK Educators 'The open teacher . sensing unspoken needs.' Aquarian Conspiracy 'Progressive white teaches seem to say to their black students 'Let me help you find your voice. hopes and fears.' Aquarian Conspiracy 'We trust the teacher who gives us stress.. engagement for learning is not simply malpractice but it is immoral particularly for students who cannot withdraw.' John Smith Warwick Elley NZ Educators 'The open teacher helps the learner discover patterns and connections. and not to their mistakes. And we resent the teacher who. Peter Senge 'Learning to use your intuition is learning to be your own teacher. he said. 'We are afraid' 'Come to the edge'.. and is a midwife to ideas. fosters strange new possibilities... The healthy functioning community depends on realizing the capacity to develop each gift'. pain or drudgery when we need it.. but she did not learn. so does your shoreline of wonder..'A teacher's failure to create an intellectually reflective. Vaughan 'Being 'educated' means knowing how little I really know.' Carol T Lloyd 'As your island of knowledge grows.'' Delpit 'The Silenced Dialogue' 'teachers who respond to their children's message. but learners learn more. Respecting the learners autonomy....' John Goodland Educator 'Most learning disabilities are actually teaching disabilities on the part of the school. Jerome Bruner 'Let the main object. establishes rapport and resonance. and they flew. to seek and to find a method of instruction. Guillaume Apollinaire Poet
. They said.. Now I want to teach you to harmonize with the rest of the world.' Anon 'Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child competence'. takes us into deep water when we are frightened of the shallow'.' Jay Forrestor Prof MIT 'All human beings are born with unique gifts. the teacher spends more time helping to articulate the urgent questions than demanding the right answers. appeared to help their children more. But the black teachers say 'I've heard your song loud and clear. But our social processes work to stamp out exploration and questioning.
' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever makes the Most Mistakes Wins. when they might thrive if offered a different education whose progress was measured differently.. Those not tested by setbacks when young may never learn how to rebound from defeat. The standards of success in school have very little to do with standards thereafter' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins... The future demands students who retain a love of learning .. it seems... whether he shall learn to do or not learn to do. hear about knowledge. 'Letter to Teachers' 'There is something about the Procrustean bed about schools..' 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.' Robert Reich Former US Labor Secretary. Vitto Perrone.
. we will never be able to sustain our own.students with their talents. rather than broad complex and uncertain'. Paradoxically we're embracing standardized tests just when the economy is eliminating standardized jobs.. their own voice.' Howard Wilson Retired NZ Principal 'The learner's attitude is thus an essential factor to determine the direction of his learning.' Anon 'If you want to make a mark you have to take a risk. some are stretched to take up the available space. 'If we don't encourage others to find their own meaning. To achieve these demands a new appreciation of what a curriculum for the future should be..' What did predict economic success was a willingness to take chances. simple and ordered. learn about democracy than have practice in democracy. Farson and Keyes. What worked in high school seldom works later. most educational systems honor those who play it safe. Freedom comes from following you own voice not following another's' Peter Block 'There is. see the world narrowly. The term s are too different. 'There are two reasons why people learn one because someone said you can't and the other because someone said you can. 'We are creating a one size fits all system that needlessly brands many young people as failures. rather than gain experience in personally constructing knowledge. some children are left disabled by being hacked about to fit the curriculum. Prof of Education 1917 Top of Page Curriculum Schools have been trying to implement impossible curriculums based on a technocratic accountability model. dreams and passions developed.' William Kilpatrick..' 'Most schools do a remarkably poor job of recognizing and rewarding future achievers.Before we choose our tools and techniques we must choose our dreams and values.. more concern about whether children learn the mechanics of reading and writing than grow to love reading and writing. The ones who do take chances have a hard time in school and are often penalized for their independent ways'..
.' Voltaire 'Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.. and they were free..' Kurt Vonnegut Jnr Author 'What we want to see the child in pursuit of knowledge.' Sergiovanni 'The problem is fundamental. now lost to history.' Wind Eagle American Indian Chief 'Standardization. The second people had answers. 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.. having figured out what the greatest number were least disposed to declared that all of them should do it.' e e cummings us poet 'Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math. Lee Shulman Stanford Univ 'If the shoe doesn't fit.' Guy Claxton 'Do not teach too many subjects and what you teach. the great ally of mediocrity. the sum makes greater demands than any individual can possibly fulfill'..' Howard Gardner 'The real process of education should be the process of learning to think through the application of real problems. that does not mean we deserve to conquer the universe. to reflect on and manage their own learning..' G B Shaw 'The first people had questions. If we simply add together all that is expected of a typical teacher. and to document progress. especially when guided by logic.' John Dewey
..' John Dewey 'All the arts are brothers. has made a study of children and.' Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up' 'Teaching is impossible.. teach thoroughly.' Winston Churchill 'How many students . and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. each one throwing a light unto the others.. 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. It is as if a secret committee.' Chris Bowring-Carr and John Burnham West 'The constant need to move on. were rendered callous to ideas..others less malleable are labeled as having special educational needs.' 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. yes.' Peyton Williams ASCD President 2003 'We must beware of needless innovation. and they became enslaved. (they need) to create opportunities for young people develop their learning muscles and their learning stamina through working on real problems.y wins out over imagination.' Tracey Kidder 'Everything depends on the quality of the experience which is had. in normal schools means that education tends to be cut up into bite sized task..
' 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.. along many lines. the un-measurable..are progressively 'de-souled' as the child progresses through school' Dr Bernie Neville Aust Educator 'how we picture ourselves.' John Dewey 'Of course schools should be accountable. Glasgow University
.but accountable for what?..' Charles Handy 'Thinking precedes literacy and numeracy but nowhere in the curriculum is that recognized. these are the raw material from which we spin our web of personal mythology'. I would like to see schools accountable for developing students who have a love of learning . lies in offering opportunities and an environment in which a child can explore freely. the stories we tell about ourselves or which we allow others to tell.teachersmind. whom we compare ourselves with. in the publics esteem.com 'We must not entrust the future of our children to habit.' Howard Gardner 'Treat people as if they were what they might be.' Goethe 'We should train ourselves not to ask 'How intelligent he/she is?' but 'Which intelligence doe he/she have most of?. how we define our own universe.' Judy Yero . the visual arts.' Mc Gavin. music. In doing he will utilize his natural instinctive energies in the acquiring of skills and the building of interests.' 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.'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.Be careful what you give children. drama.' Judy Yero www.' Haddow Report UK 1931 'The main function of the school..' Froebel Publication 1949 'Much of the material presented in schools strikes students as alien.who are continually growing in wisdom and in their ability to function effectively( and happily) in the world. and create in many media. if not pointless. in assessment. and you will help them become capable of being. the specifically soul making subjectsliterature. what we think we will become. for sooner or later you are sure to get it back. the intensely personal have never found a satisfactory place in the curriculum. 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... the language we use about ourselves and our family. the expressive.' Howard Gardner 'the intuitive.' Hedley Beare Prof of Educ Melbourne ( Because) it is the intellect which dominates schooling .
' Albert Szent-Gyorgi Top of Page Creativity We are leaving the Industrial Age and entering an Age of Ideas and Creativity . The late Michael King NZ Historian. and for exploring our beliefs about life and society. nor elegant.. an age where individual and shared talent will be the most important assets. 'Creators love creations before they exist'. Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers 'Be a judge of children's creativity .... 'Nature is one. It makes it up as it goes along. It is not divided into physics. 'Talent'. real life. for taking responsibity for tasks and others people..' Katherine Hepburn 'To find a form that accommodates the mess.' 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.but not too good a judge!' Elwyn S Richardson NZ Pioneer Educator Author 'In the Early World' Life is not neat. If you have to support yourself you bloody well better find a way that is going to be interesting. chemistry. and trace our own footsteps.'We have to. that is the task of the artist today. Schools as Tom Peter says in his wonderful book 'Re-Imagine': 'Are a thinly disguised conspiracy to quash creativity'. play disappears. Life seeks order in a disorderly way.' 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. but evolution certainly eliminated many more incurious ones. Creativity ceases. quantum mechanics. we must persist with building our won culture with the ingredients close to hand and not import theses ingredients ready made from abroad'. 'is everything.. for discovering our talents.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner-Rogers Authors 'A Simpler Way' 'Creativity may have killed a few cats.' Samuel Beckett 'When error holds so much power. for learning how to learn.' Guy Claxton in 'Wise Up' 'Life is to be lived. we must have our own heroes and heroines inspire us. 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. And the production of talent is significantly dependent on schools'. immerse ourselves in interactive.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers
.' Anon 'Life is creative. he says. parsimonious. Robert Fritz 'I believe I experience creativity at every moment of my life. Or it ought to be.
' Thoreau 'Don't worry about people stealing your ideas/If your ideas are any good. Richard Tait Grand Pooh Bah .' Mark Twain 'Marge.' John Berger Art Critic 'To invent something you have to be removed from the world. has great difficulty in living within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy...' Bruce Mau Designer 'There is no hope for any speculation that does not look absurd at first glance.' William Hazlett '.' Homer Simpson
. Everybody wears a white shirt. First it is ridiculed. Business Philosopher.' Charles Handy 'Passion is born of vague hopes.. I'm not popular enough to wear white shirt. I prefer it to be postponed.' Joseph Chillons Pearce 'Orville Wright did not have a pilots license: don't be afraid to bend. 'Professionals built the Titanic . Artists give voice to feelings.' Niels Bohr Physicist.' 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.' Charles Handy 'All truth passes through three stages.the artist treats intuition and nuance with respect and reminds us that a little madness resides in all of us. of hares in the open..' Howard Aitken I don't give a damn for any man who can spell a word only one way. 'The David Factor'. ' Valerie Stewart. Third it is accepted as being self evident. 'The human imagination.' Sting (Musician) 'Great thought reduced to practice become great art. to the prism of human experience.. It dreams like a dog in it's basket. 'Creativity is born of chaos. to conflict.' Anon 'Although prepared for martyrdom.'To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong. Cranium. perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. or break the rules'.' Peter Block. 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. Second it is opposed. you'll have to ram them down people's throats. He could see the real beauty hidden within. I can't wear a pink shirt to work.. 'Every important idea in science sounds strange at first. In order to have liberty to imagine something better.an amateur built the Ark..' Thomas Kuhn Scientist 'Most of the rules in society tend to restrict creativity to a safe level.' Arthur Schopenhauer 'If a man does not keep pace with his companions. you need to step outside for a while.
. It also makes them willing to speak up when other hold their tongues. 'We are born trying to gain power over our environment.' Farson and Keyes. too many students leave with little to show for their time at school. annoying.' Mihaly Czikszentmihaly 'The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers.. when civilization made great leaps forward. pain. If there were to be one thing to be continually assessed it would be this desire. as it was in the Renaissance.we can increases the number of creative persons. science or philosophy. intolerant.'A hunch is creativity trying to tell you some thing' Frank Capra '. The disciplines we study. Too many leave alienated and powerless.that is enhance it rather than deny it in our culture. captive of and driven by a demon. Everything we do as parents and teachers must ensure that this powerful desire is kept alive.' David Perkins. where beliefs.. prickly. 'Smart Schools. 'The creative person is overpowered.art music. literature. Elizabethan England.' Katherine Anne Porter US Novelist 'Human life itself may almost be pure chaos..centres of creativity tend to at the intersections of different cultures.' Katherine Anne Porter US Novelist Top of Page Powerful Learners Students are born with a powerful desire to learn. lifestyles and knowledge mingle and allow individuals to see new combinations of ideas with greater ease. Their lack of tact offends coworkers. 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.' John Holt 'In order for the brain to comprehend the heart must first listen. the skills. The most creative members of an organization can be irascible..give us lenses.. how to understand joy.' Carl Jung 'One of the marks of having a gift is to have the courage to use it. What comes out of their mouths is often quite valuable. if not always easy to hear. but it takes a creative mind to spot a wrong question. self aggrandizing.' Anthony Jay 'Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?' Frank Scully 'Creative minds are rarely tidy. victory.' John Gowan Educator... how we relate to each other. We live and die trying to figure out who we are. and death.' 'If we learn to domesticate creativity. and why we are here. 'Whoever Makes the most Mistakes Wins.'
. the power to use the understandings in meaningful ways.' Abbey Plaque 'innovators are seldom easy to be around.. They become our legendary heroes.' Phenix 1986 '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. mathematics. what life means. touchy...
.' Guy Claxton in 'Wise -Up' 'Know how . Philosopher 'People see their own lives as stories.' Extended 'Place Makers Motto' by Bruce Hammonds 'It is amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.. is the impoverishment of classroom language.' Calude Bernard.' 'Good questions work on us. They are not a project to be completed but a doorway opening onto greater depth of understanding. David Perkins 'Smart Schools.. actions that will take us into being more fully alive. 'It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.' John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards..' 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.' Guy Claxton in 'Wise-Up' 'One barrier..' 'Intelligence is knowing what to do when you don't know what to do.' Peter Block..' Art Costa 'We have to learn to make our own way through a complex world without the benefit of an accepted trustworthy route map. the failure to cultivate a common vocabulary about inquiry. 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.
. so the next stage is hard work' Csikszentmihalyi 'Nature of Insight'.' 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' 'Learning power comprises both literacy and numeracy.' Henry M Levin Accelerated Schools Project.'To live our lives fully.can do'. they lose the plot. argument and problem solving.this is the ultimate adventure. or disagrees or takes risks is a danger to such systems and is effortlessly and. to work whole heartedly. What works for them works just as well for 'at risk' students. a lifelong story with a single hero or heroine.' William James 'An individual who stands out. French Psychologist 1813-78 'Powerful learning strategies can most simply be thought of what we presently do for gifted and talented children. 'Don't know how .. we don't work on them. Peter Block 'I will act as if what I do will make a difference. explanation.. unconsciously sidelined. to accepts the mystery in all matters of meaning. and is ultimately more fundamental than either of them.but will give it a go. to refuse directly what we can't swallow.
you have to find them one at a time. find it!' Thomas Edison 'Ever tried. That makes you attuned to everything. Fail better'.' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'We don't see things as they are.' Winston Churchill 'We must believe in ourselves as no one else will believe in us.' Weiner Erhard 'If there is a way to do it better.' Ross Perot Businessman.but . Ever failed. to make you everybody else .myself . Try again.A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.' Ray Bradbury
. No matter. we must match our expectations with the competence.' Anais Nin Diarist 'Don't go where the path may lead.' Wayne Gretsky Ice Hockey Coach 'Don't think. Samuel Beckett 'You miss 100% of all the shots you never take. and never stop fighting. courage and determination to succeed.' Howard Gardner 'The drive to learn is as strong as the sexual drive.in a world which is doing it's best. You simply 'must do' things. It begins earlier and lasts longer.'One in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.means to fight the hardest battle which any human can fight.20 'You learn at your best when you have something you care about and can get pleasure in being engaged in.' John Dewey 'Wherever you are be there.' Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice.' Edward Hall Anthropologist 'To be nobody . night and day.. you must be somewhat insane .' 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. we see them as we are.' Georges Clemenceau Premier of France 1917. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 'I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Fail again.' Grateful Dead 'All learning begins when our comfortable ideas turn out to be inadequate.' 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 .' Rosalyn Sussman Yalow US Medical Physicist 'In order to act.' e e cumming us poet 'What gives people superiority at a task is true intention.
you have the capacity for anything.' 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. the way of avoidance or the way of attention.' Ralph Gerard 'Thinking is past experience guiding present actions. Guy Claxton 'Wise Up' 'I have my faults but changing my tune is not one of them.. Think too much and you may become paralyzed with self consciousness.' Marilyn Ferguson 'We have two strategies for coping. Think too little and you may be stuck with bad habits.' Sir Terrance Conran ( Decorator) 'Why don't we teach out children in school what they are? We should say to them..'Getting the balance right between intuitive experimentation and conscious deliberation is vital.' John Brunner Author 'Fear of knowing is very deeply a fear of doing..' George S Paton 'In any work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts' Ralph Waldo Emerson.'' Charles Handy 'Talent comes with an individual name tag. 'Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know. 'You are unique..' George Bernard Shaw 'The major difference between the 'best' and the 'average' is that the 'best' get as much pleasure from practice as performance.' 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. You are a marvel. and its knowing how to use the information you get.' Alfred North Whitehead. vastly freer than a passenger mind.' Carol Ann Tomlinson 'The Differentiated Classroom' 'If everyone is thinking alike then somebody is not thinking.' William Feather US Author 'Reason can answer questions.' Charles Handy 'The mind aware of itself is a pilot.' Samuel Beckett 'A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spend doing nothing.
.' Abraham Maslow 'It is not so important to have all the answers as to be hungry for them. but imagination has to ask them.' Ben Zander 'It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
' Phillip Humbert www. even ecstasy. you can't win' Vince Lombardi Basketball coach.. after all.'Plan to be better today. Winning is not everything . it would get out of hand. What is less known is how much of their thoughts were based on achieving victory by avoiding thoughts of victory. Any ten year old on a skateboard knows that exhilaration is primarily fear transformed. elation. Those whose parents cheered but didn't push them were then ones most likely to take chances -and win'.' Lily Tomlin Singer 'Looking at students work brings you face to face with your values. General Omar Bradley called courage the 'capacity to carry on properly even when scared half to death. but not so far that they're sacred off the slopes altogether.' 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.' Fearing failure is not necessarily a bad thing...' 'I worry that whoever thought up the term 'quality control' thought if we didn't control it.but making the effort to win was. we avoid learning what our true potential is. Enthusiasm is close cousin. 'By not trying too hard.' Genuine risk takers not only have the guts to act in face of harrowing apprehension. Once we learn the lesson we can't unlearn it.com 'A little nonsense now and then.' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins. The players most urged to victory by mothers and fathers proved to be the most cautious. Fear begins as a negative sensation but can end on a positive note in the form of excitement.. They knew that focusing on the outcome of a contest made defeat more likely. 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins..philliphumbert. Farson and Keynes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins.' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins. Our true potential becomes a shining light we can follow.. to achieve victory by becoming fully absorbed in the process that would lead them there. Both cloud the mind. and having to fulfill it.' Daniel Barron US Nat Reform Faculty. Doing our best can be deeply threatening. 'To attract joy and create more success.' John Keats 'The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. 'An exaggerated fear of losing is the ugly sibling of an over emphasis on winning. euphoria.. exhilaration. is cherished by the wisest men.' Ski Instructor 'Courage isn't lack of fear. So are intensity and concentration... try doing less but doing it with more enthusiasm.' Roald Dahl ( Author)
.' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins'. it's the ability to carry on despite the fear. It forces us to consider what we're actually capable of accomplishing. 'Winning and losing aren't all they're cracked up to be.. they know how to harness fear's energy' Farson and Keyes. 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. If you can't accept losing. but the trip to the destination is.. Excitement is the flip side of fear.' John Wooden UCLA Basketball Coach 'the Samurai were fierce warriors.
'A fear of foolishness can never be conquered completely. courting the lovers.' Verner von Braun
Quotations about Attitude
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems. Ronald Reagan's Speech Writer. June 1995 Attitudes are contagious.. starting the businesses. pursuing the jobs. composing the poems. always. the brightest or the best that will survive. Nor should it be. study the art of science.' Peter Burdon 'We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as in insoluble problems.' Leonardo da Vinci 'Most advances in science comes from when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields. Peggy Noonan. Learn how to see.' Farson and Keyes 'We are all afraid. yet society depends on them utterly.. ~Herm Albright... Deep down shyness is a secret most charismatic people have. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering
. Realize that everything connects to everything else.' Thomas Carlyle 'A fear of foolishness keeps us from painting the pictures we would like to paint. 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. Those who know this.' Farson and Keyes 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins' 'The best work we do is on the verge of embarrassing us.'To develop a complete mind: study the science of art..' Henry Walpole 'I have learnt to say the word impossible with great caution.. and been humiliated. Only those who are willing to risk looking foolish can invent a breakthrough. Every path breaker has looked foolish. fear of criticism.' Charles Darwin 'The secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand things well.' Arthur Miller Playwright. fear of letting down the tea in some way. can confront and transcend their fear of ridicule. are usually in a strong position. That why they try so hard. quoted in Reader's Digest. but those who adapt the quickest. It's fear'.' Albert Einstein 'Life is a series of lessons that have to be understood. but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. John W Gardner 'Imagination is more important than knowledge. making the friends. That's the thing that unites all truly successful people: fear. that's why they pay attention to detail and try to get every possible duck in a row. fear of failing.
and so easy when I want to. ~Robert Brault. no matter what the weather. but there's something good in every day. it's not what they take away from you that counts. and hunger. always bring your own sunshine. ~Winston Churchill Every day may not be good. ~Voltaire I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street. D'Angelo.robertbrault. but we ask the reason of all evil.Wherever you go. The College Blue Book If you don't get everything you want. ~Annie Gottlier Oh. ~Author Unknown There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. www.com The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so. of pain. ~Cavett Robert It's so hard when I have to. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. I met a man who had no feet. just try missing one. and mosquitoes and silly people. It's what you do with what you have left. ~Ancient Persian Saying If you don't think every day is a good day. but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth. ~Roald Dahl
. ~Oscar Wilde Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. my friend. think of the things you don't get that you don't want. ~Hubert Humphrey Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Anthony J.
The amount of work is the same. ~Mary Engelbreit So often time it happens. 1893 Blessed is he who expects nothing. www. ~Bill Meyer We find things where we look for them.To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.wildthymecreative. Life's Little Instruction Book Every thought is a seed. ~Oscar Wilde. ~H.com We are all in the gutter. ~Samuel Johnson I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! ~Betsy Cañas Garmon. don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. and we never even know we have the key. we all live our life in chains..robertbrault. which is why I never look for a golf ball out of bounds. "Already Gone" He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. If you plant crab apples. ~George Santayana Happiness is an attitude. ~Francesca Reigler If you don't like something change it. for he shall never be disappointed. or happy and strong. Jackson Brown. We either make ourselves miserable. change the way you think about it. Jr.com The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. www. ~Foster's Law Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. ~Robert Brault. if you can't change it. Lady Windermere's Fan. ~The Eagles. but some of us are looking at the stars.
and if we didn't learn a little. and if we got sick. Jr. Brotherton There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. ~Buddha There are no menial jobs. ~Abraham Lincoln
. ~Ken S. The Book of Virtues I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Keyes. I must get to know him better. Bennett. ~Annette Goodheart In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~Joe Clark The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~Albert Camus. so. at least we learned a little. ~Publius Terentius Afer I don't like that man. for if we didn't learn a lot today. at least we didn't get sick. only menial attitudes. Lyrical and Critical Essays Let us rise up and be thankful. at least we didn't die. ~Scott Hamilton If you aren't fired with enthusiasm. ~J.~Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. ~Abraham Lincoln Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. ~Vince Lombardi My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions. you will be fired with enthusiasm. but in the fewness of my wants. Handbook to Higher Consciousness Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.. let us all be thankful. ~William J.
" 1946 To everyone is given the key to heaven. And God shall hear your words and make them true. Surviving on Planet Reebok Oft expectation fails. and most oft there Where most it promises. ~English Proverb Say you are well. ~Author Unknown True contentment depends not upon what we have. a tub was large enough for Diogenes. ~Irving Berlin.because there were no expectations. but a world was too little for Alexander. got no banks. ~Ancient Proverb Make your optimism come true.Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. Still I'd like to express my thanks I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Confucius I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. The Diary of a Young Girl The best things in life are unexpected . ~Author Unknown Got no checkbooks. "I Got the Sun in the Morning. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
. or all is well with you. the same key opens the gates of hell. ~Anne Frank. ~William Shakespeare Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. ~Charles Caleb Colton To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~Eli Khamarov.
robertbrault. we shall have heaping measures. 1827 Good fortune shies away from gloom. pick something up. ~Robert Frost If we shall take the good we find.com Let me enjoy the earth no less Because the all-enacting Might Which fashioned forth its loveliness Had other aims than my delight. 1818 When you feel dog tired at night. Keep your spirits up. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare. for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things. ~Katherine Mansfield Enjoy the little things. ~Thomas Hardy. we should not only see life differently. ~Robert Brault. by Two Brothers. ~William James Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose . Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses. but life itself would come to be different. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. 1909 Whenever you fall. it may be because you've growled all day long. www. ~Glorie Abelhas Could we change our attitude. asking no questions. ~Author Unknown What is possible? What you will. ~Oswald Avery
.the wishbone.A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body . Frankenstein. Guesses at Truth.a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
31 January 1958. ~Author Unknown We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories.it's the size of the fight in the dog. address to Republican National Committee. It does not seem too much use being anything else.. so best to remove the weeds of anger. A glow worm's never glum. ~Elbert Hubbard If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one. what has this day brought me. avarice. 'Cos how can you be grumpy When the sun shines out your bum! ~Author Unknown We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives. ~Winston Churchill [W]hat counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight . ~Dwight Eisenhower. ~William Cowper I think. ~J.. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty. He took his own happiness with him.. Andrew Helt I am an optimist.. envy and doubt. ~Dorothy Day Sometimes life's Hell. ~Margot Asquith Anywhere is paradise. and what have I given it? ~Henry Moore I wish I was a glow worm. also sometimes attributed to Mark Twain (unverified)
. it's up to you. ~Charles Buxton My father's nature turned out no waste product.Success is due less to ability than to zeal.
shining in your darkness.C. www. ~Voltaire The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go
. and that's all you'll ever find. a little impotent. ~Ellen Glasgow I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. ~C. I myself am good-fortune. ~Terri Guillemets The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time. One should. the winner saw hurdles.com Your heart is a sun Joy its stars. Faith a moon.. a little blind.Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.. ~Wernher von Braun Where the loser saw barriers. ~Walt Whitman No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. and still retain the ability to function. for example. be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. but nothing destroys my hope. ~Robert Brault. Scott I am a little deaf. ~Betty Smith Henceforth I ask not good-fortune. Scott Fitzgerald There's a saying among prospectors: "Go out looking for one thing. ~Author Unknown The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it." ~Robert Flaherty I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue.robertbrault. and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities. ~F.
~Francis Rabelais For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. ~Hugh Downs Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. if you don't. you have achieved half your success.robertbrault. ~Adlai Stevenson A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances. ~Kathleen Turner Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. ~Maurice Setter We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Will Foley Optimist: someone who isn't sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play. one may hope to catch larks. you have achieved half your failure.com If you have the will to win. but we don't have to sit on it. ~Robert Brault. ~David Ambrose If the skies fall. ~Martha Graham The world is full of cactus. not looks. ~Arthur Christopher Benson
. ~Eudora Welty Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude. but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. www. Most men think it's looks. became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. most women know otherwise.looking for your joy. ~Thomas Carlyle Misery is a communicable disease. ~Author Unknown The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak.
~Italian Proverb Reach for the stars. even if you have to stand on a cactus. having fallen.Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. ~Norman Vincent Peale Surrounded by people who love life. ~Pearl Bailey Men who never get carried away should be. ~Author Unknown There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. but a state of mind. ~Malcolm Forbes Become a possibilitarian. I am thankful that thorns have roses. 1966 Physical strength is measured by what we can carry. 1943. you love it too. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet. ~Alphonse Karr If you call a thing bad you do little. ~Thornton Wilder I never really look for anything. ~John Burroughs The real "it is well" is something I say from the ground. The Second Neurotic's Notebook.S. for they're always there. ~Antonio Porchia. I go. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place. Merwin Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are. ~Mignon McLaughlin.always see them. ~Susan Longacre I not only bow to the inevitable. I am fortified by it. spiritual by what we can bear. Voces. if you call a thing good you do much. you don't. What God throws my way comes. ~Frederick Faber
. translated from Spanish by W. surrounded by people who don't. raise your sights and see possibilities .
. ~Brooks Atkinson. Use it. and you're lost. ~Kenneth Clark The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. and he did it. some dream to cling to. Say "Yes" to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. It is the password to utopia. ~Edgar A. Say "Yes" to dreams of love and freedom.We all live under the same sky. It Couldn't Be Done Why not learn to enjoy the little things . just as effectively as by bombs. Some rainbow in the sky.there are so many of them. ~Elbert Hubbard For every day that there is sunshine. No ideal. but we don't all have the same horizon. Some hope. Guest. there will be days of rain. Don't let it use you. Once Around the Sun. Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. ~Harriet Du Autermont We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion. ~Author Unknown He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done. 1951 Positive anything is better than negative thinking. ~Terri Guillemets No vision and you perish. Some service that is high. it's how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain. Some melody to sing to. ~Konrad Adenauer The power of the mind is your power. ~Author Unknown Say "Yes" to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky.
as well as over our heads. ~James Whitcomb Riley Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. ~Napoleon Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.either a lot better than they were or a lot better than they're going to be. ~Ronald Spark An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.~Joey Tolbert Either way. ~G. ~Author
. Chesterton. things are a lot better . ~Ken Keyes. Jr.30% of medicine is showbiz. ~Art Linkletter I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him." All Things Considered. ~Galileo Galilei Heaven is under our feet.com I am sure that nothing has such a decisive influence upon a man's course as his personal appearance. The sun won't shine until you put the umbrella away. ~Leo Tolstoy Be enthusiastic. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ~Robert Brault. "On Running After One's Hat. rain's my choice. everyone you meet is your mirror. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Be free.robertbrault.K. www. When God sorts out the weather and sends rain Why. Remember the placebo effect . ~Henry David Thoreau A loving person lives in a loving world. 1908 It is no use to grumble and complain. It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice. and not so much his appearance as his belief in its attractiveness or unattractiveness.
. ~Alex Karras It isn't our position but our disposition which makes us happy. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson. ~Maori Proverb Clouds come floating into my life. Sing anyway. everyone will be likeable. your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. ~Henri Frédéric Amiel Toughness is in the soul and spirit. ~Mignon McLaughlin. ~Edward de Bono. The Second Neurotic's Notebook. no longer to carry rain or usher storm. "Worship. ~Dag Hammarskjold The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.Unknown Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small. but by the view they take of them. not in muscles. I am because of my mind. ~Author Unknown Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." The Conduct of Life. ~Paavo Nurmi Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. but to add color to my sunset sky. 1860 People are not disturbed by things. Muscle . Observer. ~Emory Austin Mind is everything. ~Rabindranath Tagore Some days there won't be a song in your heart. All that I am. 12 June 1977 Anywhere you go liking everyone. 1966 People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.pieces of rubber.
" ~A. ~Henry David Thoreau. brightening up a little. life will love you back. than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. ~James Whistler "It's snowing still. you do not like it.A. Milne Expect nothing. you know. ~Chinese Proverb Wish on everything. ~Carrie Latet So our human life but dies down to its root." he said. Collins Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky
. "So it is." ~Frederick L. ~Marcus Antonius You shouldn't say it is not good. and still puts forth its green blade to eternity." "And freezing. Live frugally on surprise. especially old ones. and then. you're perfectly safe. And stars of course." said Eeyore. "Well. there you are." said Eeyore gloomily. You should say. "However.those who come into a room and say. first stars and shooting stars. "we haven't had an earthquake lately. ~Swedish Proverb You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one. Walden Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. here I am!" and those who come in and say. ~Alice Walker Those who wish to sing. ~Arthur Rubinstein There are two types of people . always find a song." "Is it?" "Yes. ~William Arthur Ward I have found that if you love life.Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day. "Ah. ~Nicholas Chamfort A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. Pink cars are good.
~Joseph Campbell Excellence is not a skill. so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Wish in tunnels. It is an attitude. holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. ~Francesca Lia Block Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. Baby teeth. Birthday candles. ~Ralph Marston
. ~Helen MacInness We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned.and look like stars.