Things That I Wish I Had Said -- Quotes about Education, Learning, and Self-Improvement

Things That I Wish I Had Said

Anne Szanew

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They asked me to start a page of quotes that lean toward education and success. I found a great deal in books and the Internet. However, if you look close, you will see a couple of gems from our staff and friends.

If a man does his best, what else is there? General George S. Patton

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better. A. J. Liebling

Hey, that's good. Do you have a pen? Anne Szanew

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein

The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.  George Savile

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Self-paced does not mean whenever you want. It means as much as you can do as fast as you can do it. Stephen Shastay

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. Sir Winston Churchill

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children. - Dan Quayle  (Ya just gotta love that guy.)

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? Will Rogers

Half this game is ninety percent mental. Yogi Berra

This isn't right, this isn't even wrong. Wolfgang Pauli

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We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. General Douglas MacArthur

Knowing how to teach is not enough. The benchmark of a true teacher lies in knowing what, when, where, why and how to teach. Joseph Kinaim

Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. George Burns

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it o dance. George Bernard Shaw

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must. Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

A properly trained student will approach every drill as if it were a test and every test as if it were a drill. Barb DeWitt

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe. Abraham Lincoln

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Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry 'We will not be dictated to' and promptly became stenographers. G. K. Chesterton

Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. Mark Twain

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. Robert Graves


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