Category Education

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I before E except after C. We live in a weird society!

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If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book. COROLLARY: If you are given a take-home test, you will forget where you live.

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The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. ~ Hubert Humphrey

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I don’t think the world should be made so safe that we lose the educational benefits of consequences. ~ Virgil Elliot

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It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~ Tom Brokaw

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Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. ~ W. C. Fields

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Facebook should only be free to those who successfully pass a spelling test.

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Ignorance doesn’t kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot. ~ Haitian Proverb

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The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. ~ Barbara Hall

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Those things that hurt, instruct. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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An employer once said, “What if I train my people and they leave?” and I answered, “What if you don’t train them and they stay?” ~ Evan Kirshenbaum

The Tax System Explained in Beer

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The Tax System Explained in Beer JANUARY 12, 2012 Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this… The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing The […]

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Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. ~ George Orwell

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Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. ~ Winston Churchill

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindien

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A genius is a talented person who does his homework. ~ Thomas Edison

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The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk. ~ Alben W. Barkley

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No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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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. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum. ~ Menander

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Years ago, fairy tales all began with Once upon a time… now we know they all begin with: If I am elected. ~ Carolyn Warner

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If you have to keep thinking outside the box, maybe something is wrong with the box. ~ Malcolm Gladwell

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Governments never learn. Only people learn. ~ Milton Friedman

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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. ~ H. L. Mencken

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America believes in education:  The average college professor earns more in a year than the average professional athlete earns in a whole week. ~ Evan Esar

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Calling an illegal alien an “undocumented immigrant” is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.”

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A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. ~ Thomas Paine

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Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.

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It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.  ~ Will Durant

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Algebra was easy for the Romans because “X” was always 10.

The Ten Commandments Of Street Smarts (Mark H. McCormack)

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1.  Never underestimate the importance of money.  It’s how business people keep score! 2.  Never overestimate the value of money.  Cash is important, but sometimes not as important as respect, thanks, integrity, or the thrill of a job well done. 3.  You can never have too many friends in business…  Given a choice always do […]

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You can’t teach people to be lazy; either they have it or they don’t. ~ Dagwood Bumstead  

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A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking being done by cowards and its fighting by fools. ~ Thucydides  

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The greatest unsolved theorem in mathematics is why some people are better at it than others. ~ Adrian Mathesis  

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The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King  

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Those who never quote, in return are never quoted. ~ Issac D’Israeli  

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Oh, no!!  Not another learning experience!  

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My child was Trustee of the Month at Folsom!!  

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The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn. ~ Bertolt Brecht

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We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. ~ Oswald Chambers  

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The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free. ~ Zadie Smith  

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You know our education system has problems when Hallmark comes out with a new line of “Easy-to-Read” graduation cards.  

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We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ~ Jimmy Carter  

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If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn’t pay Smith. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll  

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It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom. ~ Albert Einstein  

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You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential.  In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me. ~ Scott Adams  

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You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.  Refrain therefore a while from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters. ~ Plato  

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It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly. ~ Margaret Mead  

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A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  

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A house without books is a room without windows. ~ Horace Mann