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Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives.
The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.
Aung San Suu KyiÂ
Content is King but Context is the Kingdom
I live by one principle: Enjoy life with no conditions!
People say, "If I had your health,
if I had your money, oh, I would enjoy myself."
It is not true. I would be happy if I were lying sick in a hospital bed. It must come from the inside. That is the one thing I hop I have contributed to my children, by example and by talk: to make no conditions, to understand that life is a wonderful thing and to enjoy it, every day, to the full.
To me the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who are conscious and those who are unconscious. To me there is no difference among men when it comes to their color, their race, their religion; they are all equal. Only the degree of their awareness of the world they live in, of the joy and the pleasure of living, of the need of sharing that awareness with others and bringing it to their fellowmen (if they happen to be fortunate enough to have talent) is a measure of this difference.
During my long life I have learned one lesson: that the most
important thing is to realize why one is alive - and I think it is
not only to build bridges or tall buildings or make money, but to
do something truly important, to do something for humanity. To
bring joy, hope, to make life richer for the spirit because you
have been alive, that is the most important thing.
Nothing is ever achieved without
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Martin Barzun
We start as fools and become wise through experience.
It is possible to store the mind
with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
They may forget what you said but
they will never forget how you made them feel.
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Everything can be taken from a man but ...the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor E. Frankl
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
It Takes Grace -
Treya Killam Wilber
If I were asked to enumerate ten educational stupidities, the giving of grades would head the list... If I can't give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there.
Dorothy De Zouche
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.
Both a concentration camp prisoner and world-respected author and psychotherapist in his lifetime, Viktor Frankl writes the following advice about happiness:
"Again and again I therefore admonish my students in Europe and America: Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.
For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run - in the long-run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it."
Of course, the important part is the "...in the long-run..."
Your heart is slightly bigger than
the average human heart, but that's because you're a
Upon the subject of education, not
presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only
say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a
people may be engaged in.