"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"<br />NOVEMBER 2003 | Motivating and Inspiring


  • November 19, 2003
    " Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves."
    William Ellery Channing

  • November 19, 2003
    " In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth--teaching others."
    Ibn Gabirol

  • November 17, 2003
    " The teaching profession comes with the commitment to give one's self whole-heartedly."
    Copyright © 2003 Mau Nivales --- Philippines

  • November 17, 2003
    " Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."
    Winston Churchill

  • November 17, 2003
    " The mark of a well-educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them."
    Douglas Everett

  • November 12, 2003
    An Indian wise man was teaching the children of his tribe when a boy said, "If you're so wise, tell me if this bird in my hands is alive or dead." The wise man thought a minute and said, "If I say the bird is alive you will crush it and if I say it's dead you will let it go free. Therefore, the bird is whatever you want it to be."
    Written in 2003 by S.H.W --- California
    The bird is life

  • November 12, 2003
    The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say,
    "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
    Maria Montessori

  • November 12, 2003
    " The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn."
    John Lubbock

  • November 10, 2003
    " The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves."
    Joseph Campbell

  • November 10, 2003
    " 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 - comes to a single word. That word is education."
    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • November 10, 2003
    " Go ahead and do the impossible. It's worth the look on the faces of those who said you couldn't."
    Walter Bagehot

  • November 5, 2003
    " Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier."
    John Dewey

  • November 5, 2003
    " Wherever there are beginners and experts, old and young, there is some kind of learning going on, some kind of teaching. We are all pupils and we are all teachers."
    Gilbert Highet

  • November 5, 2003
    " The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple."
    Amos Bronson Alcott

  • November 3, 2003
    " Always do what most needs to be done without waiting to be asked."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by H. Potgieter --- Gauteng, South Africa

  • November 3, 2003
    " The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people."
    K. Patricia Cross

  • November 3, 2003
    " The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."
    Mark van Doren


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