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 "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."   Chuck Palahniuk; Novelist and Freelance Journalist


"The purpose of life is not to be happy.  It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Live simply that others may simply live."  Mahatma Gandhi


"You are only young once.  But you can stay immature indefinitely."  Odgen Nash; Poet


"Human capital - in the form of our teachers - and technology are complements in producing educational output just as they are in other business activities.  To achieve the most effective outcome from new technologies, we must provide teachers with the necessary training to use them effectively and to provide forums for teachers and education researchers to share ideas and approaches on how best to integrate technology into the curriculum."  - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan at the National Governors' Association annual meeting, July 11, 2000


"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."  F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Crackup, 1936


"People may not remember what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel."


"Everything happens to everybody, sooner or later, if there is time enough."   George Bernard Shaw


"Even in good programs, the users - teachers, students and administrators understand only between 50 and 60 percent of the services library media specialists claim to provide."  J. Liesener and D. Loertscher - Wisconsin Library Bulletin, May/June 1979


"If you're gonna make decisions, you're gonna make mistakes." John McKay, Tampa Bay Coach, September, 1979


"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive."  Robert Louis Stevenson, El Dorado


The children now love luxury; they show disrespect for elders and love chatters in place of exercise.  Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households...  They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers.  Socrates, circa 400 B.C.


"Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed."  Seymour Papert


"Some people change because they see the light, others because they feel the heat."  David Thornburg


There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system.  For the initiator has the enmity of all those who would profit by the preservation of the old system and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one.  Machiavelli, 1513, The Prince


"Books will soon be obsolete in our schools.  ...Our school system will be completely changed in the next 10 years."  Thomas Edison in 1913 speaking about motion pictures.


"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." Lee Iacocca


"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."  Albert Einstein


"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."  Harry S. Truman


"Jesusís teachings are so radical, theyíre just insanely generous and apocalyptic. Christians become more fascinated by the dead Jesus. They donít like the living Jesus."  Barbara Ehrenreich, Author


"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"  Theodor Seuss Geisel


"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."  J. B. Priestley, English Novelist


"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it."  Stephen Colbert


"Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles.  It takes away today's peace."  Randy Armstrong


"No light, no energy, no love is ever lost from the universe." Mark M. Baldwin, Borealis Press


 

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