Meaningful Quotes (Part 4)

“The only environment that schools do adequately prepare their students for is prison… and even that’s a misnomer. Unless you are convicted of a crime that you didn’t commit, you actually have to do something to go to prison… to be sent to school, all you have to do is be young.” – Content_Eagle

“There can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions.” – Jean – Luc Picard

Laws and morals don’t have much in common.

“Ambition is a path, not a destination, and it is essentially the same path for everybody. No matter what the goal is, the path leads through Pilgrim’s Progress regions of motivation, hard work, persistence, stubbornness, and resilience under disappointment. Unconsidered, merely indulged, ambition becomes a vice; it can turn an man into a machine that knows nothing but how to run. Considered, it can be something else – pathway to the stars, maybe.” – Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner (1987)

“School days are the unhappiest in the whole span if human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.” – Henry Louis Mencken

“If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.”

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” – Albert Einstein

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, and enflames the great.” – Anonymous

“[There is a] common – sense perception, endemic in our culture, of children as rather silly and immature, unfit to be given responsibility. Yet such a view is clearly in danger of being self – confirming; for where children are seen as silly and immature, they will not be given responsibility, and where they are not given responsibility, they are likely to remain silly and immature.” – John Darling

“Life is perverse in the sense that, the more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.” – Brian Tracy

“You are free at the moment you choose to be.” – Voltaire

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens” – Jimi Hendrix

“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” – S.Swid

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” – Buddha

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“It’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey

“The Internet is the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” – Eric Schmidt

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” – Voltaire

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

Most people were miserable in school. Most people have been convinced that school was good, even necessary for them. The unfortunate result is that many people believe that being miserable was good for them and will be good for their children. This is far from a healthy attitude.

“That you may retain your self – respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.” – William J. H. Boetcker

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“What a different world this would be if people would listen to those who know more and not merely try to get something from those who have more.” – William J. H. Boetcker

“Spanking is like fast food: It’s fast, it works for the moment, it takes zero thought but, in the long run, it’s bad for you. Spanking simply teaches children to obey out of fear of being caught and punished. It doesn’t teach self – discipline; it teaches children it’s okay for big people to hit little people, that it’s okay to do something as long as you don’t get caught.” – Wendy Kerr Hadley, globeandmail.com, July 1, 2008

“To trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.” – John Holt

“You cannot motivate people, you can only demotivate them” – Eckart Wintzen

“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“Those who have been required to memorize the world as it is will never create the world as it might be.” – High School Graffiti

“I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson

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