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Development is programmable; discovery is not. Buckminster Fuller

... the word education has an evil sound in politics; there is a pretense of education, when the real purpose is coercion without the use of force. Hannah Arendt

Four eyes see more than two.

A book is a mirror: if an Ass peers into it you can t expect an apostle to look out. G.C. Lichtenberg

A child eduated only at school is an uneducated child. George Santayana

A rumor is about as hard to unspread as butter.

A student can understand only what he has been prepared to understand; a teacher can teach only what he knows; and the meeting of the prepared student with the artful teacher is as unforgettable encounter for both. RDS

A thinking person realizes that the right way and the easiest are not always the same.

Art, like morality, consist in drawing the line somewhere. Gilbert Chesterton

Don't let schooling interfere with your education. Mark Twain

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

Everyman has three characters that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. Alphonse Karr

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

History is a race between education and catastrophe. H. G. Wells

I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful. Tre Cool - Green Day Band member

If you haven t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. Pliny the Elder

Information is not knowledge. Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes us happy.

Knowing the right answer requires no decisions, carries no risks, and makes no demands. it is automatic, it is thoughtless. Duckworth

Knowledge is a power. Thomas Hoffes

Learning grows out of child's direct actions on materials. Homann & Weikart, 1992 p. 38

Life is like a fire; it begins in smoke, and ends in ashes.

Misery aqquaints a man with strange bedfellows. Wm Shakespeare

My education was interrupted only by my schooling. Winston Churchill

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. John F. Kennedy

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand. Chinese Proverb

The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires William A. Ward

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive, and discoverers. Jean Piaget

Turth generally is kindness, but where the tow diverge and collide, kindness should override truth. Samuel Butler

When a critical mass of people believe a myth of inevitability true, it becomes reality. When existing beliefs are challenged a critical mass must be reached to achieve change. R. D. Sweetland

Myths can be dispelled when a critical mass of people see it as false.

Where there is no struggle there is no progress Frederick Douglass
business politics humor Business will be better or worse. Calvin Coolidge
character A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them. Torquato Tason
character A rumor is about as hard to unspread as butter.
character A truth told with a bad intent beats all he lies you can invent. Wm. Blake
character Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. Adlal E. Steveson
character Among mortals second thoughts are wisest. Eruipides
character Art, like morality, consist in drawing the line somewhere. Gilbert Chesterton
character Beauty isn t its own reward, being a form of peace. Robert Nichols
character Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Sam Paterson
character Busy souls have no time to be busybodies. Austikn O Malley
character Change is an easy panacea.  It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there. Elizabeth Clarke Dunn
character Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited. Robert Friedman
character Character is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. Henri Amriel
character Character is simply habit long continued Plutarch
character Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. Charles Hole
character Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.  St. Francis De Sales
character Everyman has three characters that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. Alphonse Karr
character Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
character Gossip is telling more then you heard.
character He who has done his best for his own time has done his best for all time. Johann von Schiller
character I don t like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong never do anything. Henry Ward Beecher
character I like to be able to win without bragging and loose without crying Julius Irving
character If I am not for myself who will be. But if I am only for myself, what am I. Hillel
character If you haven t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope
character Let us not say that every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character. G. D. Boardman
character Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
character Man is of ordinary things and habit is his nurse. Johann von Schiller
character Now that the old lion is dead, every ass thinks he may kick at him. Boswell
character One is never satisfied with a portrait of a person that one knows Torquato Tassc
character Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Whitehead
character Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas.
character Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they look indispensable Kin Hubbard
character The absent are always in the wrong. English proverb
character The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. Wilhelm Stekel
character There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
character Truth has no special time of its own.  Its hour is now-always. Albert Schweitzer
character What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. Sappho
character When you start to sling mud you re loosing ground.
character You are only what you are when no one is looking. Robert C. Edwards
character conflict I sometimes talk when I should not.  So before I do I ll try to stop.
character conflict I would rather be right then be president Henry Clay
character conflict People generally quarrel because they cannot argue. Gilbert Chesterton
character conflict When right, keep right, when wrong, put right. Carl Schurz
character economics A horse must be broke before he ll work. So must some people.
character economics Fair exchange is no robbery. John Heywood
character economics Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. Ben Franklin
character education A wise son maketh a glad father. Proverbs 10:1
character education Always do right. That will gratify some of the people, and astonish the rest. Mark Twain
character education People believe only what they want to believe.
character education Success has ruined many a  man Ben Franklin
character education We give advice by the bucketful and take it by the grain. Wm. Alger
character education conflict motivation 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. M. Twain
character humane Greater love havth no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
character humane I never met a man I didn t like. Will Rogers
character humane Indeed, a friend is ne-er known till a man have need. J. Heywood
character humane It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 21:35
character humane One good turn deserves another. J. Heywood
character humane Truth generally is kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth. Samuel Butler
character motivation A bone to a dog is not a charity, charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack Londom
character motivation As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Vicot Hugo
character motivation Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Some people go through life creaking. H. W. Byles
character motivation He that waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. Samuel Johnson
character motivation It is not how long we live but how well we live. John Hay
character motivation Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. Epicurus
character motivation Nothing is so good as it seems before hand. George Eliot
character motivation The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Samuel Butler
character motivation These three soon pass away: the echo, the rainbow, and the beauty of a woman.
character motivation You stand in your own light J. Heywood
character motivation education I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall here after inhabit it.  May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.  From a letter of John Adams and inscribed on the mental of the white house dining room. Nov. MDCCC John Adams Nov. MDCCC
character motivation humane To forget the good that others do us is not good. To forget that ever day the evil done to us is good indeed. Kural XI
character politics Censorship reflects a society s lact of confidence in itself. Potter Stewart
character politics Pontius Pilate was the first great censor, and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship. Ben Lindsay
conflict A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1
conflict Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. Robert G. Ingersoll
conflict Anger is a stone cast into a wasp nest. Malabar Proverb
conflict Be strong and quiet yourself like a man. Samuel 4:9
conflict Complete adaptation to environment means death.  The essential point is all response is the desire to control environment. John Dewey
conflict He that is not with me is against me Luke 11:23
conflict The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves. Charles Reade
conflict The best way I know of winning an argument is to start by being in the right. Lord Hailsham
conflict The weather cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. Heinrich Heine
conflict Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. Mark Twain
conflict What ever begins in anger ends in shame. Ben Franklin
conflict When a man is wrong and won t admit it, he always gets angry. Haliburtion
conflict When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very  angry, 100 Tom Jefferson
conflict When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized. E. G. Stakman
conflict You have not convinced a man, you have silenced him. John Morley
conflict You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue agree with him. Ed. Howe
conflict character Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue. Giuseppe Garibaldi
conflict character It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. Benjamin Disraeli
conflict character You can t hold a man down with out staying down with him. Booker T Washington
conflict character humane If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25
conflict character motivation Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott
conflict education Beware of those who fall at your feet they maybe reaching for the corner of the rug.
conflict education Even a clock is right twice a day
conflict education I we open a quarrel between the past and the present; we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill
conflict education We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not sured by another running mad also. Antisthenes
conflict education character One who is ruled by emotions often stumbles before reaching the goal.
conflict education motivation We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall hand separately. Ben Franklin
conflict humane character The better part of valour is discretion. WM. Shakespeare
conflict motivation Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most like it the least. Lord Chesterfield
conflict motivation To wrestle with a bad feeling only pins our attention on it, where as if we act as if from some better feeling, the bad feeling soon folds its tent and silently steals away. William James
conflict motivation character Life is a theater in which the worst people often have the best seats. Aristonymus
conflict motivation education character There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. Phyllis Bottome
conflict politics Whoever seeks to see one race against another seeks to enslave all races. F. D. Roosevelt
economics Business is a combination of war and sports. Andre Maurois
economics Business is like riding a bicycle: either you keep moving or you fall down.
economics I haven t any time to make money, and I don t want any anyhow. Money is more trouble than it s worth. Horace Greenley
economics The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life. Henry Ford
economics The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races: the man who borrow, and the men who lend. Charles Lamb
economics character A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. J. D. Rockefeller
economics character motivation Leap out of the frying pan into the fire J. Heywood
economics character motivation education Haste makes waste J. Heywood
economics conflict When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. Wm. Wrigley Jr.
economics education A dollar invested in a bank will earn five cents each year.  A dollar invested in a good book will completely change a life. H. Ford
economics humane Beggars should be abolished.  It annoys one to give to them & it annoys one not to give to them.  Fredrick W. Nietzseh
economics humor A person could get along just fine without money if other people weren t so crazy about it.
economics humor There are three faithful friends- an old wife, and old dog and ready money. Ben Franklin
economy politics character There are three faithful friends- an old wife, an old dog and ready money. Ben Franklin
eduation media motivation Advertising promotes that discontent which makes people strive to improve their economic status. Ralph Butler
education A child mis-educated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy
education A book is a mirror: if an Ass peers into it you can t expect an apostle to look out. G. C. Lichtenberg
education A man only learns in 2 ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. Will Rogers
education A student can understand only what he has been prepared to understand; a teacher can teach only what he knows; and the meeting of the prepared student with the artful teacher is as unforgettable encounter for both. R. D. Sweetland
education A thinking person is guided by the facts no matter how unreal they may be.
education A word to the wise is sufficient.
education Ability is of little account with out opportunity. Napoleon Bonaparte
education After the event the fool is wise. Homer
education All change is not growth; all movement is not forward Ellen Glasgow
education All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
education All the experiences is an arch to build upon. Henry B. Adams
education All the modern inconveniences Mark Twain
Education An idea is salvation by imagination. Frank Lloyd Wright
education Beware the fury of the patient man John Dryden
education Books are windows through which our souls look out. Beecheer
education Children are our most valuable natural resource. Herbert Hoover
education Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet; there s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. Marcelence Cox
education Children learn to creep before they learn to go. J. Heywood
education Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. H. F. Amiel
education Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
education Experience is the fool s best teacher; the wise do not need it.
education I am enough of an artist to draw freely upoon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
education I have but one lamp by which to guide my feet, and that is the lamp of experience. Patrick Henry
education If I work incessantly to the last, nature owes me another form of existence when the present one collapses. West osterlichen Diwan
education If you inquire what the people are like here, I must answer, the same as everywhere. Werthers
education Imagination rules the world. Naboleon I
education Isn t it strange how much we ve got to know before we know how little we know?
education It is better to learn late than never. Publius Syrus
education It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.  The question is: What are you busy about? Henry David Thoreau
education It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes us happy.
education Knowledge brings the responsibility of choice.
education Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Alfred Lord Tennyson
education Knowledge is a power. Thomas Hoffes
education Life is before you; not an earthly life alone, but an endless life; a thread running interminably through the work of eternity. J.G. Holland
education Life is real! Life is earnest! And they grave is not the goal; Dust thou art, to dust returneth, Was not spoken of the soul. Henery W Longfellow
education Mrs. Woodrow Wilson boasted that Woodrow spent more money for books than the family spent on clothes.
education One who finds fault but does not learn is likely to repeat others errors.
education Repetition is the mother of education Jean Paul Richter
education Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Mark Twain
education Some books are to be tested, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Francis Bacon
education The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that ppicture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit, but steadily building, steadily building. Robert Coller
education The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can t read Mark Twain
education The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali
education The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein
education The question Who ought to be boss is like asking Who ought to be the tenor in a quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. Henry Ford
education The trust of life is to know the life that never ends. Penn
education There is many a slip (between) twixt the cup and the lip Wm. Hazlitt
education There s none so blind as they that won t see Jonathan Swift
education Thinking is hard work.
education Those who don t read have no advantage over those who can t.
education To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Jaubert
education To wonder is to begin to understand.
education Two head are better the one. J. Heywood
education Two roads diverged into the woods, and I-I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. R. Frost
education We don t know one millionth of one per cent about anything. T. Edison
education What is reasonable is real; that which is real is reasonable. George Heged
education What was valid yesterday is obsolete tomorrow.
education What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens. Benjamin Disraeli
education Where there is no vision the people perish. Ralph Waldo Emerson
education You have to learn more to remember less. R. D. Sweetland
education character Is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants Isaac Newton
education character One who is merely clever feels he has nothing to learn from others.
education character The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. Charles F. Kettering
education character There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
education character There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus
education character We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped. L.L. Bryson
education character motivation Look before you leap J. Heywood
education conflict A smart aleck is a fellow who thinks he knows as much as you know you do.
education conflict For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. Isaih 55:8
education conflict The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured Konrad Ademauer
education conflict To be able to listen to others in a sympathetic and understanding way is perhaps the most effective mechanism in the world for getting along with people and tying up their friendship for good. Olover Wendell Holmes
education conflict motivation If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
education economics An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Ben Franklin
education humane A thinking person learns from the mistakes of others with out rejoicing in their mistakes.
education inspiration work Geniuses 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Tom Edison
education media Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission. Fred Allen
education media Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. Stephan B. Leacock
education media Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark.  You know what you are doing, but know one else does. Steuart Britt
education motivation Misery aqquaints a man with strange bedfellows. Wm Shakespeare
education motivation The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving O Wendell Holmes
education motivation The world does not pay for what a person knows.  But it pays for what a person does with what he knows. Laurence Lee
education motivation When you dream dream big.
education motivation Whether seventy or sixteen, there is in every being s heart the love of wonder, the sweet amazement at the stars and the starlike things and thoughts, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what next, and the joy and the game of life. Samuel Ullman
education motivation Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake? - Would ye both eat your cake and have cake? J. Heywood
errors The physician can buy his mistakes but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. Frank Loyd Wright
history politics human Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Eugene Debs
holidays Christmas would mean nothing if it were not shared with someone. Charles Towne
holidays Thirty days hath November, April, June and September; February hath twenty-eight alone and all the rest have thirty-one.
humane Caution human beings here handle with care.
humane Home is where the heart is
humane Man s inhumanity to can makes countless thousands morn. Robert Burns
humane Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there is no place like home. John H. Payne
humane The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. W. R. Wallace
humane The worst thing that can happen is that a person doesn t count. Sidney Jourard
humane We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King
humane When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also. Oscar Wilde
humane You don t live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too. A. Schweitzer
humane character Courtesy: Good manners may in seven words be found: Forget yourself and think of those around.
humane character In sleep we are all equal.
humane character The only way to have a friend is be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson
humane character The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. A. Lincoln
humane character You must look into people as well as at them. Lord Chesterfield
humane character motivation The greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth.
humane conflict If you win brag little, show well, crow gently,- if loose pay up, own up.  These are virtues of a sporting man Oliver Wendell Holmes
humane conflict We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law but we do want them for our brothers. Booker T. Washington
humane education Accept me as I am so I may learn what I can become.
humane education Many hands make work light J. Heywood
humor Beauty is only skin deep, but it s a valuable asset if you re poor or haven t any sense. Kin Hubbard
humor If my husband would ever meet a woman on the street who looked like the women in his paintings, he would fall over in a dead faint. Mrs. Pablo Picasso
humor The mouth is 1% teeth and 99% bad breath Ted Hoffman
humor Women s faults are many, Men have only two; everything they say and everything they do.
humor conflict resolution I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back. Zsa Zsa Ganor
humor sports Ability is the arto of getting credit for all the homeruns somebody else hits. Casey Stengel
morals Virtue has always been conceived as victorious resistance to one's vital desire. James Branch Cabell
motivation 4 eyes see more than 2
motivation A baby is god s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg
motivation A good dog deserves a good bone
motivation A man can bring a horse to water, but he can not make him drink.
motivation Beauty is but skin deep. Phillip James Bailey
motivation Behold the turtle only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
motivation Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James
motivation Cheer up! The worst is yet to come. Philander Johnson
motivation Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. Josh Billings
motivation Do not follow where the path leads. Rather, go where there is no path and leave a trail.
motivation Do you know why lighting never strikes twice in the same place? It doesn t have to.
motivation Don t worry about getting old. When you stop getting old you re dead.
motivation Each dawn is a new beginning.
motivation Everything in the world can be borne except a series of beautiful days.
motivation Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
motivation I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. Wm Allen White
motivation I never could any luster see in eyes that would never look on me. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
motivation I m only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. Theodore Roosevelt
motivation I ve never met a person, I don t care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities.  I don t care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life any time he is ready and prepared to do it.  Whenever he develops the desire , he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it.  The capacity for reformation and change lives within. Preston Bradley
motivation If a child annoys you quiet him by brushing his hair.  If this doesn t work, use the other side of the brush on the other side of the child.
motivation If only the people who say they feel fine would let their faces know.
motivation If you only try to be as good as the next guy, you ll never be better than anyone. R. D. Sweetland
motivation If you run after two hares you will catch neither
motivation In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. John Lubbock
motivation Life affords no higher pleasure then that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. Samuel Johnson
motivation Life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse. Edna St. Vincent Millay
motivation Life is one long process of getting tired. Sam Butler
motivation Old age is not for sissies.
motivation Out of the strain of the doing, into the strain of the done. Julia Woodruff
motivation Pain is short and joy is eternal Johann von Schiller
motivation Praise makes good men better and bad men worse Thomas Fuller
motivation The early bird catches the worm
motivation The sweetest of all sounds is praise Zenophon
motivation They can because they think they can.
motivation Up sluggard and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough. Ben Franklin
motivation When life hands you a lemon make lemonade.
motivation While there s life there s hope
motivation Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. Johann von Schiller
motivation Within, I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth. Ralph Waldo Emerson
motivation You have two voices, Your outdoor voice is fine, I d say, For shouting out of doors, at play; but in the house we d all rejoice if you would use your indoor voice. Your outdoor voice is big and gruff and loudest when your games are rough. You indoor voice is soft and low when you re indoors, please keep it so. Lillian Eichler Watson
motivation You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
motivation Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you. - Make yourself necessary to somebody. Ralph Waldo Emerson
motivation character A little neglect may bread mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse rider was lost. Ben Franklin
motivation character I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. Jonas Salk
motivation character If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all we wanted to say, every phone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. Why wait until the last five minutes. Christopher Morley
motivation character It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one s lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half. Percy Johnson
motivation character It never matters how a man dies, but how he lives. Sam Johnson
motivation character There is no such thing as a self made man. We are made up of thousands of others.  Everyone who has ever done a deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. George M. Adams
motivation economics My rule always was to do the business of the day in the day. Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington.
motivation education A hen is only an eggs way of making another egg. Samuel Butler
motivation education A thinking person realizes that the right way and the easiest are not always the same.
motivation education Anticipation is the greatest joy
motivation education What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. Wm H. Davies
motivation humane Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on. Henry Burton
motivation humane Make yourself necessary to somebody. Ralph Waldo Emerson
motivation humane The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain
motivation humane The lord prefers common looking people. That is reason he makes so many of them. Abe Lincoln
politics Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies Honore de Balzac
politics Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. Mark Twain
politics Every nation has a government it deserves. Joseph De. Marstre
politics Poor Mexico, so far from god and so close to the U.S. Porferio Diaz
politics The first requisite of a good citizen is this republic of ours is that he should be able to pull his own weight. T. Roosevelt
politics The responsibilities of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world. Harry S Truman
politics We should reshape our society so that we all would be trained from birth to do what society wants us to do. James V. McConnell
politics What experience and history teach is this - that people and government never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. G. Hegal
politics World history is the world s court. Johann von Schilleer
politics Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P.J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores
politics character education In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. Pliny the Elder
politics conflict As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable. A. Einstein
politics conflict Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way Isaac Goldberg
politics education Knowledge is ruin to my young men. Adolf Hitler
politics education A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen
politics education If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Tom Jefferson
politics humane Disregard for human beings is the 1st qualification of a dictator Milton S. Eisenhower
politics humane The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill
politics humane We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. L. B. Johnson
politics multicultural poverty Freedom is not enough. Lyndon B. Johnson
politics peace philosophy I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. Dwight D. Eisenhower
politics philosophy Justice is incidental to law and order. J. Edgar Hoover
politics philosophy A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry, and by a common hate of its neighbors. Dana William Inge
politics philosophy Un-American is simply something that somebody else does not agree to. Maury Maverick
politics philosophy I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it is hell. Harry Truman
riddle A girl was born the summer, but now has her birthday in the winter.  How can this be?
riddle Alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsty, ever thinking, all in mail, never clinking.
riddle I occur once in every minute, twice in every moment, and yet not once in a hundred thousand years.
riddle I often murmur, but never weep.  Lie in bed but never sleep; My mouth is larger than my head, In spite of the fact I m seldom feed; I have no feet, yet swiftly run; shimmering, Saying dancing in the sun.
riddle I ll give you my first letter, my second letter and my third letter.  In fact I ll give you all my letters, yet I ll always be the same.  What am I?
riddle I m as round as the moon, people crush me, drink my blood and throw my skin away.
riddle It can t be seen, can t be felt, can t be smelt.  It lies behind stars and under hills and empty holes it fills.  It comes first and follows after, ends life and kills laughter.
riddle This thing all things devour: birds, beasts, trees, and flowers; gnaws iron, bites steel: grinds hard stones to meal; slays kings, ruins towns, and beats high mountains down.
riddle Voiceless it cries, wingless it flutters toothless bites, mouthless mutters.
riddle You saw me where I never was and where I can t be; and yet within that very place, my face you often see.
wisdom I am not young enough to know everything. James Barrie
wisdom Don't ever look back something might be gaining on you. Satchel Page
wisdom Being intelligent is not having some magic formula which one can apply to every problem. It is, rather, having a number of ideas and not being as much in love with one that it cannot be dropped for another.