Top 1198 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Educators

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There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
We have food deserts in our cities. We know that the distance you live from a supplier of fresh produce is one of the best predictors of your health. And in the inner city, people don't have grocery stores. So we have to figure out a way of getting supermarkets and farmers markets into the inner cities.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' β€” Β© Maria Montessori
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
There is always a very delicate interplay between individual actions and institutional conditions. But there is no such thing as institutional conditions without any individual actions and no such thing as individual action without institutional conditions. So there is always personal responsibility.
God's interventions are miracles: events that cannot happen by merely natural agents but only by a supernatural agent. They no more interfere with our free will than natural events like earthquakes. We choose how to respond to them.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.
The FUTURE of this world has long been DECLARED; the final outcome between GOOD and evil is already KNOWN. There is absolutely no question as to who WINS because the VICTORY has already been posted on the SCOREBOARD. The only really strange thing is all of this is that we are still down here on the FIELD trying to decide which TEAM’S JERSEY we want to wear!
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Science is the key to our future, and if you don't believe in science, then you're holding everybody back. β€” Β© Bill Nye
Science is the key to our future, and if you don't believe in science, then you're holding everybody back.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.
Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they're not just lying around on the surface.
We live in an age of technology and science that demands proof, and yet we desire mystery. But when God gives us mystery, we seek to destroy it by gross indifference or childish reasoning.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
Too many choices can overwhelm us and cause us to not choose at all. For businesses, this means that if they offer us too many choices, we may not buy anything.
Teaching is not a job. It's a lifestyle. It permeates your whole life.
Boredom is your imagination calling to you.
The hallmark of successful people is that they are always stretching themselves to learn new things.
When there is money, there is also greed. Everyone wants to talk to you when there is money. Only if you have the passion for it, you must become a philanthropist, else it'll become a headache.
The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable.
A one-size-fits-all lecture is not the way to go about education.
A liar should have a good memory.
I see my upbringing as a great success story. By disciplining me, my parents inculcated self-discipline. And by restricting my choices as a child, they gave me so many choices in my life as an adult. Because of what they did then, I get to do the work I love now.
As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Globalization is going to bring us closer and closer together across nations and technology you can't stop.
Mr. Trump's and Mr. Osteen's brands are rooted in success, not Scripture. Believers in prosperity like winners. Hurricanes and catastrophic floods do not provide the winning narratives crucial to keep adherents chained to prosperity gospel thinking. That is why it is easy for both men to issue platitudes devoid of empathy during natural disasters.
Michael Vick may enjoy watching dogs fight. Someone else may find that repulsive but see nothing wrong with eating an animal who has had a life as full of pain and suffering as the lives of the fighting dogs. It's strange that we regard the latter as morally different from, and superior to, the former.
Most days it feels as if the world is whirling around me and I am standing still. In slow motion, I watch the colors blur; people and faces all become a massive wash.
Grades don't measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager.
I have a hard time arguing with stupid people.
Everybody wants peace. That's a truism. There is no point in accomplishing through war what you can accomplish through peace. β€” Β© Norman Finkelstein
Everybody wants peace. That's a truism. There is no point in accomplishing through war what you can accomplish through peace.
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
I have no unhappy memories of my childhood.
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
By dismantling the narrow politics of racial identity and selective self-interest, by going beyond 'black' and 'white,' we may construct new values, new institutions and new visions of an America beyond traditional racial categories and racial oppression.
The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.
If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. β€” Β© Felix Adler
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live.
The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
We human beings were never born to read; we invented reading and then had to teach it to every new generation. Each new reader comes to reading with a 'fresh' brain - one that is programmed to speak, see, and think, but not to read.
If I'm guilty, I'm the ultimate figure to fear, because I'm not the obvious one. But, on the other hand, if I'm innocent, it means that everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone's nightmare. Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing, or I am you.
The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.
When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.
I don't believe it's humanly possible to be free of bias.
Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
The Internet is a collective hallucination: one of the best humanity has ever generated.
When you're a federal agent you don't get to arrest people for like $5.00 petty crimes or anything like that, they'll throw you right out of there.
Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a 'leisure gap' between them at home. Most women work one shift in the office or factory and a 'second shift' at home.
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