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Wednesday, June 5th, 2002
8:13a - On Ecstasy -- Zen Proverb


After ecstasy, the laundry.
    -- Zen Proverb

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9:34a - On Education -- Aristotle


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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
    -- Aristotle

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9:40a - On Education -- Allen Bloom


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Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions -- not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy -- but forming and informing them as art.
    -- Allen Bloom

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9:45a - On Education -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. Students learn what they care about, from people they care about and who, they know, care about them...
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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9:50a - On Education -- Gary Fowlie


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In an article on speech problems and the danger of ignoring them in the mistaken belief that a child with early language problems may be "the strong, silent type", Gary Fowlie (1996) made this stark observation:

I do know that Johnny's going to need all of his strength to survive in a school system where the best indicator of his academic success at 18 is how good his language skills are when he walks in the door at age 5.

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9:52a - On Education -- Robert Frost


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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.
    -- Robert Frost


current mood: aggravated

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9:55a - On Education -- Henry Anatole Grunwald


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Nagging questions remain: Where is the line between making the most of one’s potential and reaching for the unattainable? Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic? The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.
    -- Henry Anatole Grunwald, Time 5 July 1976



current mood: contemplative

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9:57a - On Education -- Robert Maynard Hutchins


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The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
    -- Robert Maynard Hutchins


current mood: sympathetic

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9:59a - On Education -- Mark Twain


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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
    -- Mark Twain


current mood: cynical

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10:00a - On Education -- John Updike


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The founding fathers ... provided jail cells called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.
    -- John Updike, The Centaur


current mood: aggravated

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10:10a - On Education -- Oscar Wilde


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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    -- Oscar Wilde

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10:11a - On Education -- Yeats


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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
    -- William Butler Yeats

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10:20a - On Effort -- David Lloyd George


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Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
    -- David Lloyd George

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10:25a - On Effort -- David O. McKay


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As long as the day lasts, let's give it all we've got.
    -- David O. McKay


current mood: determined

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10:30a - On Effort -- Harry S. Truman


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I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better.
    -- Harry S. Truman

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10:35a - End of the World


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"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
    --Charles Schultz

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10:38a - On Ending Life -- Martin Luther King


Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter.
    -- Martin Luther King


current mood: stressed

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10:40a - On Endings -- Gilda Radner


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I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
    -- Gilda Radner

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10:50a - On Enjoying Life -- William Feather


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No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
    -- William Feather

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11:00a - On Enjoyment -- Josh Billings


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Do not put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.
    -- Josh Billings, (1818-1885)

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11:05a - On Enjoyment -- Paul Goodman


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Enjoyment is not a goal; it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
    -- Paul Goodman

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11:10a - On Enough -- Irish Proverb


I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough 'Hellos' to get you through the final 'Good-bye'.

    -- Irish Proverb

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11:11a - On Enthusiasm -- Dale Carnegie


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Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
    -- Dale Carnegie

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11:13a - On Enthusiasm -- Confucius


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Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
    -- Confucius

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11:15a - On Enthusiasm -- Albert Einstein


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We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
    -- Albert Einstein

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11:21a - On Enthusiasm -- David Seabury


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/165199.html

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
    -- David Seabury


current mood: content

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11:43a - On Epigrams -- Dorothy Parker


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Speaking of epigrams, Dorothy Parker said,

"I never seek to take the credit
We all assume Oscar said it."
(Oscar Wilde)


current mood: artistic

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12:32p - On Equality --Plato


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Let praise be given equally to women as well as men who have been distinguished in virtue.
    -- Plato

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1:28p - On Errors -- John Locke


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/128379.html

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
    -- John Locke

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2:44p - On Essentials -- Thomas Edison


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The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work,
second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.
    -- Thomas Edison

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4:02p - On Excellence, II -- Aristotle


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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
    -- Aristotle

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4:03p - On Excellence -- Marcus Aurelius


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Take full account of what excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
    -- Marcus Aurelius

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4:04p - On Excellence -- Harriet Braiker


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Striving for excellence motivates you; Striving for perfection is demoralizing.
    -- Harriet Braiker

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4:19p - On Existence -- Anonymous


Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and many accomplishments, owes the fact of his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
    -- Anonymous writer on perspective

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5:00p - On Experience -- Unknown


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/113509.html

Experience is what allows you to recognize a mistake the second time you make it.
    -- Unknown

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5:40p - On Experience -- Heinrich Heine


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Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
    -- Heinrich Heine

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5:42p - On Experience -- Robert Heinlein


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"Humans hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn - when they do, which isn't often - on their own, the hard way.
    -- Robert Heinlein

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5:45p - On Experience -- Robert Louis Stevenson


Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson

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5:50p - On Exuberance -- Superior Chaucer Insight


http://pandemo.livejournal.com/699115.html

"My west window," says the ancient Canon D'Ascoyne, showing a visitor around his ancient church, "has all of the..." he searches for the mot juste, "exuberance of Chaucer, without any of the... concomitant crudities."
    -- Vincent Canby, "Sir Alec: Amid the Laurels, Very Hardy", New York Times, April 25, 1983


current mood: tickled

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6:08p - On Eyes -- Publilius Syrus


The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
    -- Publilius Syrus

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7:25p - On Effort -- Propertius


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Great is the road I climb, but the garland offered by an easier effort is not worth the gathering.
    -- Propertius

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