Tuesday, January 19, 2016



"A man should be judged not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character."

(Martin Luther King, Jr.)      [See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr. for information regarding Dr. King --- Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1977 posthumous, Congressional Gold Medal (2004, posthumous)]

"History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them."
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

"We have a long tradition in the United States of seeing education as the "great equalizer" of social class differences."
(Horace Mann)

"A profound truth: The big problem in education is not that unions have won too many benefits and supports for teachers. It's the disappearance of the American common school, which once educated rich and poor side-by-side."
(Richard D. Kahlenberg)      [From an article in American Educator]

"Standardized testing - especially when it's done to every child every year, and when bribes and threats are employed to coerce better results - was never necessary to tell us which schools were failing. Heck, you could just drive by them and make a reasonable guess. (The eminent educator Nel Noddings once called that "the windshield test.") For years, I've been challenging NCLB's defenders to name a single school anywhere in the country whose inadequacy was a secret until students were subjected to yet another wave of standardized tests."
(Alfie Kohn)      [From Alfie Kohn's website]

"The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and I chewed as fast as I could."
(Paul Hogan)

"Potential has a shelf life."
(Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye,1988)

"As soon as you stop making everyone else responsible for your happiness, the happier you'll be."
(Nina Guilbeau)      [From Personal Development Quotes]

"I was surprised that the field's understanding of exactly what great teachers are doing was not as strong as I might have expected."
(Bill Gates - billionaire, self appointed "Superintendent of U.S. education")      [Seen on a website]

"Break your mirrors!!! Yes indeed  -- shatter the glass. In our society that is so self-absorbed, begin to look less at yourself and more at each other. Learn more about the face of your neighbor and less about your own."
(Sargent Shriver - Yale University, May 22, 1994)

"Learn to appreciate and treasure each day, because you don't know how many you're going to be given."
(Sandra Day O'Connor, US Supreme Court Justice)      [From Bill Henk]

"You never have a second chance to make a first impression."
(Unknown, but well known)      [Certainly true for the first day in the classroom]

"There are more horses asses than horses!"
(Bud Feinstein)      [Seen on a note from Steven Jordan]
[From a note regarding email being hacked.]

"Distrust all those in whom the impulse to punish is powerful."

"Sometimes, the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds."
(Diane Ravitch)

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"
(John Wooden - U.S. college basketball legend who passed away, June 4, 2010. He was 99.)

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
(John Milton)      [Shared by Sean Genovese]

"There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in."
(Will Rogers)     [Seen in a paper by John Ewing]

"I've found it takes at least two and generally three things to alter the course of a life: You slip around the truth once, and then again, and one more time, and there you are, feeling, for a moment, that it was sudden, your arrival at the bottom of the heap."
(Jane Hamilton, A Map of the World, 1994)

"Work is love, made visible."
(Kahlil Gibran)      [From the signature of Mary Candace Raygoza]

"No one likes paying taxes, but they are "the price we pay for civilization."
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else."
(Mister Rogers)

"Let no good deed go unpunished."
(Unknown)      [Seen in a note from Bob Kansky]

"The word 'listen' has the same letters as the word 'silent.' "
(Alfred Brendel)      [From Personal Development Quotes]

"Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem."
(Woody Allen)

"It is high time the ideal of success should be replaced with the ideal of service."
(Einstein)      [From the signature of Onder Secen]

Yogi Berra: Yogi ordered a pizza, and was asked, "Hey Yogi, do you want me to cut the pizza into six slices or eight?"  Yogi thought for a second and answered, "Six.  I don't think I can eat eight slices of pizza."
(Brought to our attention by  Charles Schwartz  --  SEE http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/09/the-50-greatest-yogi-berra-quotes  for a cache of these Yogi'isms)

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."
(Margaret Young)

Q: Of the ten numbers with both motive and opportunity, the police only brought in 7, 5, 3, and 2 for questioning. Why?
A: They were the prime suspects
(Martin Funk, ICTM Director)     [Seen in ICTM Bulletin]

"That man's self-conception was that he rode out onto the prairies on his own horse and tamed this country and got what he has entirely by his own effort."
(Some administrators' view of their importance)      [Not sure where this was seen]

"No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you."
(Althea Gibson)

"I'm never going to accomplish anything; that's perfectly clear to me. I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more."
(Dorothy Parker, Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker)

"It is more Important to be of pure intention than of perfect action."
(Ilyas Kassam)

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
(Marcus Aurelius)
"I don't know enough to be incompetent."

"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse get's the cheese."
(Stephen Wright)

"Mathematics doesn't start with axioms and definitions, and neither should lectures. Mathematics starts with questions and problems, and so should lectures. Mathematics doesn't end in answers, but in more questions to investigate, and so should lectures."
(Michael de Villiers)      [From the signature of Michael de Villiers]

"The things that we love tell us what we are."
(St. Thomas Aquinas)

"I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox."
(Woody Allen)

"When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room."
(Woody Allen)

"Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can't change. Kiss slowly, forgive quickly, play hard, take chances, give everything, and have no regrets. Life is too short to be anything but happy."
(Unknown)     [From a refrigerator magnet at my house]

"May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home, may you find a way. May you always have courage to take a chance, and never find frogs in your underpants."
(Middle aged Scandinavian)      [From a refrigerator magnet at my house]

"Profanity is ignorance made audible."
(Jim Muir)      [Seen in his article in the SI'an]


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