Meaningful Quotes (Part 3)

“Let him who would move the world, first move himself.” – Socrates

“The test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.” – John Holt

“Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.” – Phillips Brooks

“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on – because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.” – Noam Chomsky

“It is absurd and anti – life to be a part of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when you want to learn to construct buildings, or to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when you want to read poetry.” – John Taylor Gatto

“School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.” – Ivan Illich

“I am learning all the time, the tombstone will be my diploma.” – Eartha Kitt

“Self – education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

“Friendship isn’t a big thing. It’s a million little things.” – Unknown

“All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules, otherwise, we would never have anything new.” – Charles Ketter

“We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.” – Paulo Coelho

“The map is not the territory.” – Alfred Korzybski

“School educates people” can be proved by examining people who went to school and finding them to be educated, or proved false by finding one who is uneducated.

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” – Voltaire “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” – Voltaire “It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire “Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.” – Voltaire

“Far better it is to dare mighty things than to rank with those poor timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat”

“Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind.” – Plato

When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

“Empty your head and the rest will come.” – Revis

“Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.” – Isabel Paterson

“A lot of what we do requires that we treat things that are symbolic as if they are actually real. We mistake the symbols for what they refer to, and representations of reality are not necessarily the same as the reality itself.” – Doc Johnson

“There are none so blind as those who will not look.”

“Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.” – Adolf Hitler

“As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.” – Clarence Darrow

“Non – cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If we were to believe the conventional wisdom that true happiness comes only from meeting challenges and productively exerting ourselves towards responsible goals (etc), then we should conclude that young children are never truly happy, and we should develop work – schedules for infants – to prevent the misery and degenerate idleness that must result from all that pointless play, infantile wishful thinking, daydreaming and sucking on a nipple.” – Swami Lego Ver

“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.” – Mark Twain

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” – Rene Descartes

“Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.” – Robert Sternberg

“Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.” – Russell Baker

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