********************************************* These "sayings," as with earlier ones, come from a wide range of sources: email signatures, books, bulletin boards, the web, recipients on the distribution list and some for which the source is unknown to me. *********************************************
"To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'"
"Distrust all those in whom the impulse to punish is powerful."
(Nietzsche) [From the website of Kenneth Westhues]
"Freedoms vindicated anew are more precious than those achieved without effort, and only those who are required to justify freedom can fully understand it."
(Henry Steele Commager, Freedom Loyalty Dissent, 1954, p. 3) [From the website of Kenneth Westhues]
"Freedom is not so much a condition people live in as a process they enact, with every new assault they make on the way things are."
(First Sociology, p. 444) [From the website of Kenneth Westhues]
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.""
(Aristotle, Greek philosopher)
"When you write down a model, it's a simplification."
(Lars Hansen) [From University of Chicago Inquiry, Spring-Summer, 2014]
"The WORST ENEMY of creativity is standardization."
"I don't understand how some people don't have a problem with CEOs making $10,000 an hour, but act like he world would end if the minimum wage was raised to $10.00 an hour."
"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men and women, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."
(Albert Einstein) [From the signature of Jamie Nash-Mayberry]
"The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires."
"Becoming a great teacher normally takes five to ten years of systematic practice."
(Pasi Sahlberg) [From a Washington Post article, May 16, 2013]
"Learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
The way to a woman's heart is: "An unexpected gift at an unexpected time."
"People will stare. Make it worth their while."
"Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping." (Bo Derek)
"To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."
(Unknown) [From the signature of Joanne Robert)
"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
"You are the way you are because that's the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be different, you would be in the process of changing right now."
"When nationally only about 50 to 60 percent of teachers are still in their jobs after five years, 75 percent of graduates from the Stanford Teacher Education Program are still teaching."
(Rachel Lotan, Director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program)
"There is no one way."
"Have you ever noticed that when there is a problem, you are always there? The problem is yours - both in perception and in responsibility. Clear the beliefs in you that see it as a problem, and the problem disappears!"
(Dr. Hew Len)
"Even dead fish can go with the flow."
(Jim Hightower, U.S. Populist)
"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."
(Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics) [From signature of Santa Spector]
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
(Unknown) [From the signature of Rhonda Williams]
"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."
(William Penn, British statesman and philosopher) [From the signature of Greg Baugher]
"Algebra, like life, is all about relationships. The relationships in Algebra however are often easier to understand."
(Bob Mann) [From the signature of Bob Mann]
"The world is full of willing people -- some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
(Robert Frost) [From the signature of Cheryl Lubinski]
"Dickens disliked a certain look on the face of a man when he looks down on another man. And that look on the face is, indeed, the only thing in the world that we have really to fight between here and the fires of Hell."
(G. K. Chesterton, 1911) [From the website of Kenneth Westhues]
"Don't look where you fell. Look where you slipped."
"I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is a temporary condition."
"On the whole, giving others the same right one claims for oneself, to think, speak, act, and live with the consequences, brings out the best in everyone and results in a more decent society."
(From The Envy of Excellence 2005) [From the website of Kenneth Westhues]
"The best lessons I've ever seen are simple, low-tech affairs that could be described in half a page."
"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."
"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupies."
"You're never too old to learn something stupid."
"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse get's the cheese."
"The secret to success is constancy of purpose."
(Benjamin Disraeli) [From the signature of Walter V. Wendler]
"I'm going to kill myself. I should go to Paris and jump off the Eiffel Tower. I'll be dead. you know, in fact, if I get the Concorde, I could be dead three hours earlier, which would be perfect. Or wait a minute. With the time change, I could be alive for six hours in New York but dead three hours in Paris. I could get things done, and I could also be dead."
"If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up."
"There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"
"When I asked my mother where babies came from, she thought I said 'rabies.' She said you get them from being bitten by a dog. The next week, a woman on my block gave birth to triplets I thought she'd been bitten by a Great Dane."
"Regarding love, what can you say? It's not the quantity of your sexual relations that counts. It's the quality. On the other hand if the quantity drops below once every eight months, I would definitely look into it."
"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."