A Quote by Morihei Ueshiba on art, friendship, peace, progress, and students

In your training, do not be in a hurry, for it takes a minimum of ten years to master the basics and advance to the first rung. Never think of yourself as an all-knowing, perfected master; you must continue to train daily with your friends and students and progress together in the Art of Peace.

Morihei Ueshiba

Source: The Art of Peace

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A Quote by Woody Allen on discovery, mathematics, students, and writing

Standard mathematics has recently been rendered obsolete by the discovery that for years we have been writing the numeral five backward. This has led to reevaluation of counting as a method of getting from one to ten. Students are taught advanced concepts of Boolean algebra, and formerly unsolvable equations are dealt with by threats of reprisals.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Source: Howard Eves' Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber, and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on facts, fighting, hell, judgment, laws, and students

There was once a professor of law who said to his students. When you are fighting a case, if you have facts on your side hammer them into the jury, and if you have the law on your side hammer it into the judge. But if you have neither the facts nor the law, asked one of his listeners? Then hammer the hell into the table, answered the professor.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Notebooks

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on aim, america, caring, conscience, dedication, happiness, knowledge, listening, students, and success

Again and again I therefore admonish my students in Europe and America: Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run - in the long-run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl’s advice about happiness.

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A Quote by Vicki Davis on acceptance, labor, starting, students, and time

A professor was telling students about his colleagues class. Students in the other class had taken to tossing erasers at the clock. Each precise hit caused it to jump ahead one minute. Before class one morning they succeeded in advancing the clock by ten minutes. Since the new time indicated that the professor was beyond the accepted starting time, the class left. The professor never said a word about the incident. However, he presented the class with a killer of a final exam. As the students labored to finish in the allotted time, the professor amused himself by tossing erasers at the clock.

Vicki Davis

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A Quote by Vernon Carter on children, crime, education, liberals, mind, progress, purpose, science, students, teaching, and words

The teaching of any science, for purposes of liberal education, without linking it with social progress and teaching its social significance, is a crime against the student mind. It is like teaching a child how to pronounce words but not what they mean.

Vernon Carter

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A Quote by unknown on music, order, schools, and students

Asked why they like rock music, one high school student said, I like rock music because you don't have to pay attention in order to get it.


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A Quote by unknown on age, composers, music, musicians, and students

A young music student went to a great composer and said, "sir, I want to know how to write a symphony." "what,"said the musician, "at your age?" "I am 19," replied the student, "and you wrote a symphony at that age." "true, true," mused the composer, "but I didn't have to ask how to do it!"


Source: Albert W. Daw Collection---scratch paper

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A Quote by unknown on preparation, problems, students, and teachers

Teacher's Conference, 1703. Students today depend upon paper too much. They don't know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can't clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper? Students today can't prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend upon their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!


Source: Principal's Association, 1815.

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A Quote by unknown on democracy, needs, and students

I don't know exactly what democracy is. But we need more of it. (Anonymous Chinese Student), during protests in Tianamen Square, Beijing, 1989


Source: during protests in Tianamen Square, Beijing, 1989

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