I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that, without very much bloodshed, it might be done.John Brown, last words in a written note given to his jailer, Dec. 2, 1859
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.Steve Martin
The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.Carl Barzun
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.Oprah Winfrey
You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one.Edward Keating
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.Nathaniel Hawthorne
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
Realism...has no more to do with reality than anything else.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.