Quotes I Like

Below are some quotes I wanted to share with you for no better reason than I like them…



“The minute you start thinking that you’ve done it all, that’s when you’re in the rear view mirror.” (Chris DeWolfe, )

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)

“It is tempting to call for better leadership, but we probably expect too much from the leaders of the nations. Those nations are too big, the connections not strong enough, the commitment to the future not long enough. It is better to look smaller, to our now-smaller organizations, to local communities and cities, to families and clusters of friends, to small networks of portfolio people with time to give to something bigger than themselves. We have to fashion our own directions in our own places.” (Charles Handy, b.1932, Irish author and philosopher on work and society.)

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” (Dame Anita Roddick)

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” (Richard Bach)

“If we are not trusted, we have no business.” (Larry Page)

“What we have got is whole generations of people helping children to pass exams. But to really fire children’s imaginations you need teachers who don’t give them answers, but give them questions. There’s a dictum in primary education: when a child asks a really good question, don’t answer it. Give them the information to work it out, so they can think: ‘By God, I’ve got it!’ That’s how the brain works.” (John Abbott)

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” (G K Chesterton)

“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.” (George Bernard Shaw)

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.” (Leo Tolstoy)

“While you teach, you learn.” (Based on the words of Seneca The Younger)

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