"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"<br />APRIL 2004 | Motivating and Inspiring

APRIL 2004

April 28, 2004
" Problems are like pencils; you can write them, but you can erase them."
Copyright © 2004 Angelo Jamora

April 28, 2004
" I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don't. I divide the world into learners and non-learners."
Benjamin Barber

April 28, 2004
" In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."
Jacques Barzun

April 26, 2004
" ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE is the LIFE-BLOOD of Science, PUBLICATION is the BODY of Science, and the PEER-REVIEW PROCESS in a scientific paper is a QUALITY-CONTROL of Science."
Copyright © 2004 Hendry Izaac Elim

April 26, 2004
" Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 26, 2004
" What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?"
Harriet Martineau

April 21, 2004
" People tell us not to look back, but sometimes we have to. This is so we can see how beautiful the canvas of our life has become. Remember all the little splotches and smears of paint - all the little mistakes we made, won't matter in the end, not when you see the whole big beautiful picture."
Written in 2004 by Melyssa H., Age 13 --- New York
My art teacher inspired me to write this. One day we were working on huge canvas paintings in class and he saw people were getting frustrated with all of their itsy-bitsy mistakes. He made us all stop and back away from our paintings and we saw how beautiful they really were.

April 21, 2004
" I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it."
Vincent Van Gogh

April 21, 2004
" I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
John Cage

April 19, 2004
" Life is like a parabola; it has its ups and downs!"
Written in 2003 by M.M., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania

April 19, 2004
" Take the attitude of a student; never be to big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new."
Og Mandino

April 19, 2004
" Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods and techniques."
Sidney Hook

April 14, 2004
" Every child has a gift; each just opens them at different times."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mallauri E., Age 17 --- Colorado

April 14, 2004
" Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities--that's training or instruction--but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed... To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life...One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated."
Thomas Moore

April 14, 2004
" The entire object of TRUE EDUCATION is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy them; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge; not merely pure, but to love purity; not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice."
John Ruskin

April 12, 2004
" The mark of a well educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them."
Douglas Everett

April 12, 2004
" An investment in knowledge pays the best return."
Benjamin Franklin

April 12, 2004
" Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity."
Lyndon B. Johnson

April 9, 2004
" I believe in freedom of silence as much as I believe in freedom of speech.
Silence does not always mean guilt, for many it is the best way of comfort."
Copyright © 2004 Leonel Juvier
Every time I stay quiet, people automatically assume that it's my fault. But what they don't realize is that I simply don't care to talk about something, especially when it doesn't concern me.

April 9, 2004
" If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask!"
W. Clement Stone

April 9, 2004
" Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice."
Anton Chekhov

April 5, 2004
" The most difficult obstacle we must overcome in life is the one that lies within us; doubt in our abilities and ourselves. Once we start believing in our abilities and ourselves, we can accomplish what we once thought was impossible and achieve our goals and dreams."
D.B. --- Submitted by E.B. --- Texas

April 5, 2004
" Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon."
Alexander Pope

April 5, 2004
" The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."
Carl Rogers


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