Showing posts with label education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label education. Show all posts

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Post #3208

He that hath no musical instruction is a child in Music; he that hath no letters is a child in Learning; he that is untaught is a child in Life.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Post #3109

Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Post #1577

Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated.
—F.W. Robertson

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Post #1378

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
—Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Post #1284

Example is a lesson that all men can read.
—Gilbert West, LL.D.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Post #1257

A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.
—Mark Twain

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Post #1240

Fire is the best of servants; but what a master.
—Thomas Carlyle

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Post #1219

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
—Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Post #1204

No man is wise enough by himself.
—Titus Maccius Plautus

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Post #1123

Education has for its object the formation of character.
—Herbert Spencer

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Post #1114

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
—Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Post #1063

Be ever questioning. Ignorance is not bliss. It is oblivion. You don't go to heaven if you die dumb. Become better informed. Learn from others' mistakes. You could not live long enough to make them all yourself.
—Hyman George Rickover

Monday, June 18, 2012

Post #981

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

Friday, January 20, 2012

Post #837

Part of the American myth is that people who are handed the skin of a dead sheep at graduating time think that it will keep their minds alive forever.
—James Mason Brown

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Post #786

I suspect I shall be a student to the end of my days.
—Anton Chekhov

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Post #686

Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought on the market.
—Arthur Hugh Clough

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Post #349

When you're through learning, you're through.
—Vernon Law

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Post #338

Wear your learning, like your watch in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
—Lord Chesterfield

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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Post #1234

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied...



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