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It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein 
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein 
The most important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein 
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. Aldous Huxley 
Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship. Alfred A. Montapert 
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. American Indian Proverb 
Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers 
Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle 
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. Beatrix Potter 
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.  Ben Franklin 
Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.  Bertrand Russell 
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Bertrand Russell 
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt. Bertrand Russell 
I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts. Bethania McKenstry 
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.  B. F. Skinner 
Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come. Bruce Lee 
It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves. Carl Jung 
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. Carl Rogers  
A certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. Charles Lindberg 
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there. Clare Boothe Luce 
A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun. Clifford Geertz 
It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Dale Carnegie 
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Derek Bok  
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. Doug Larson 
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes 
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them. George Orwell 
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.  George Will 
A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops. Henry Adams 
Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H.L. Mencken 
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. H.L. Mencken 
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man.... Horace Mann  
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. Joe Ancis 
Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education. John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914 
All who wander are not lost.  J. R. R. Tolkien 
To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun? Katharine Graham 
Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished. Luisa Sigea 
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. Mahatma Gandhi 
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.  Mark Twain 
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. Mark Twain 
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren  
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. Mary Ellen Kelly 
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. 
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. Norman Vincent Peale 
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.  Oscar Wilde 
The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more. Richard Needham 
Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.  Robert C.Edwards 
Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts... Robert Fulghum 
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.  Roger von Oech 
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.  Samuel Johnson  
Truth never perishes (Veritas numquam perit) Seneca 
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. Serbian Proverb 
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.  Socrates  
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  Thomas Alva Edison 
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers  
Never make the same mistake twice or you'll never get around to all of them. Unknown Author 
You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. Ursula K. LeGuin 
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.  Vidal Sassoon 
Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance. Will Durant 
There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done: school and prison. William Glasser 
“Our doubts are traitors and cause us to miss the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare 
“There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.” William Shakespeare 
“There is no darkness but ignorance.” William Shakespeare 
“This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” William Shakespeare 
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. Will Rogers 
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