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Great Quotations

All children wear the sign: I want to be important NOW. Many of our juvenile delinquency problems arise because nobody reads the sign.
Dan Pursuit
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Baldwin
If a cluttered desk is an indication of a cluttered mind, what is indicated by an empty desk?
Anon.
The brain is as strong as its weakest think.
Anon.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
Christopher Morley
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Charles Kettering
I must be getting absent-minded. Whenever I complain that things aren't what they used to be, I always forget to include myself.
George Burns
The best time to give advice to your children is while they're still young enough to believe you know what you're talking about.
Anon.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
G.C. Lichtenberg
Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
The simplest man, fired with enthusiasm, is more persuasive than the most eloquent man without it.
Franklin Field
The greatest administrators do not achieve production through constraints and limitations. They provide opportunities.
Lao-tzu
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.
Anon.
When I hear somebody sigh that "life us hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sydney J. Harris
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Louis Mercier
Experience is a good teacher, but she ends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim
A gifted leader is one who is capable of touching your heart.
J.S. Potofsky
He who laughs, lasts.
Anon.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
Albert Schweitzer
Too many parents give their kids a free hand – but not in the right spot.
Anon.
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Jonas Salk
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
Oliver Wendel Holmes
The strongest human instinct is to impart information, the second strongest is to resist it.
Kenneth Graham
To be a giant and not a dwarf in your profession, you must always be growing.
William Mathews
The great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child.
Mencius
You have reached middle age when all you exercise is caution.
Anon.
Many people think they have an open mind when it is really their mouth.
Anon.
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
J. Jenkins
Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom and lakes die.
Gil Stern
If you want a place in the sun, you've got to expect a few blisters.
Anon.
Even when opportunity knocks, a man must get off his seat to open the door.
Anon.
Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enable a teakettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose.
Anon.
Before pollution people used to get airsick only on planes.
Anon.
The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
Xenophon
He who praises everybody praised nobody.
Anon.
An infant prodigy is a young child whose parents are highly imaginative.
Anon.
A smile is a light in the window of a face, which shows that the heart is home.
Anon.
What will a child learn sooner than a song?
Anon.
Tact is giving a person a shot in the arm without letting him feel the needle.
Anon.
Tact is the ability to shut your mouth before someone else does.
Anon.
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
W.H. Auden
Old teachers never die, they just grade away.
Anon.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams
The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.
Anon.
True teaching, then, is not that which gives knowledge, but that which stimulates pupils to gain it.
Milton Gregory
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
Anon.
We only think when we are confronted with a problem.
John Dewey
On Creativity: The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung
 
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