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Part of the Problem
What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution, or you're part of the problem.
(1935-98, founder member and information minister of the Black Panthers, American political activist group, in a speech in 1968.)
Teaching is not a profession; it's
Pleasure in the job puts
perfection in the work.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Author: Henry Ford (1863-1953) founder of Ford Motor Company
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought--that is to be educated.
A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure.
Bernard Iddings Bell Chaplain, University of Chicago
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
If I were asked ... to what the
singular prosperity and growing strength of Americans ought
mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Education is the best provision
for old age.