A Quote by Martin Gardner on biography, history, men, politics, schools, and scientists

Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals -- the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned, if at all.

Martin Gardner

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on god, practice, and schools

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marion Folsom on careers, decisions, intelligence, and schools

Ninety-five percent of all the decisions you'll ever make in your career would be made as well by any reasonably intelligent high school sophomore. But they'll pay you for the other five percent.

Marion Folsom

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on children, learning, parenthood, problems, and schools

Children not only have to learn what their parents learned in school, but also have to learn how to learn. This has to be recognized as a new problem which is only partly solved.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by M. C. McIntosh on facts, happiness, home, jobs, schools, and secrets

Every job has drudgery, whether it is in the home, in the professional school or in the office. The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.

M. C. McIntosh

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A Quote by Lucretia Coffin Mott on custom, education, injustice, learning, men, schools, sex, teachers, and women

Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent, that I resolved to claim for my sex all that an impartial Creator had bestowed, which, by custom and a perverted application of the Scriptures, had been wrested from women.

Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)

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A Quote by Leo J. Muir on fear, home, hope, joy, love, modesty, obedience, prayer, rest, schools, and virtue

The home is the most ordinary of institutions. It is the temple of our shelter and rest, the habituation of our hopes and our fears. It is the resort of love, the refuge of virtue, the altar of prayer. It is the school of cleanliness, the preceptor of obedience, the sanctuary of modesty. It is at once the stronghold of the ordinary and the shrine of joy.

Leo J. Muir

Source: Flashes from the Eternal Semaphore, 1928

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on life, potential, preparation, schools, and success

Potential does not always ensure success. . . . The greatest players have not always been the most endowed. In athletics, we often hear the phrase, "He has the will to win." I think this is wrong. . . . We can have the greatest will to do well. But unless we have prepared, it is of little use. Really, it should be the "will to prepare." Those who succeed have this will, whether it be in athletics, whether it be in school, whether it be in their chosen vocation, whether it be on a mission, or in almost any other phase of their life.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on concern, decisions, hope, needs, past, perception, questions, schools, and sharing

Commenting on the decisions of the Bowl Alliance regarding WAC teams: It's a step, no question. Obviously, it's not what any of us wanted, but it's at least a step. We can now say we're part of the Alliance. However, I hope it's not perceived that they bought us off and we're going to go away. It's not fair. It's not right; we still need to fight. We can't let them go away and hide. Other schools are taking a major share of the pot, and that's still a major sore point as far as I'm concerned. But at least this is a step, and better than what we had in the past.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview by Andy Boogaard, Fresno Bee, at WAC preseason meetings, August 5, 1997.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on children, direction, emotion, football, history, life, and schools

After attending a banquet honoring the 1974 BYU team that won the Western AthleticConference and went to the Fiesta Bowl. It was the first of Edwards' 18 WAC champions and 21 bowl teams. That was the group of kids that totally changed the direction of my life and the direction of our football program. We started 0-3-1 and won seven or eight in a row. They were the first bowl team in school history. I hadn't really accomplished anything yet. To see all those guys reminded me where we've been. It was an emotional night.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: The Sporting News,, Provo, Utah, October 30, 1999

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