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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, cleverness, confusion, divinity, goals, guidance, leadership, life, energy, sacrifice, selfishness, spirituality, students, truth, understanding, virtue, world, elightenment, and taoism

The world is full of half-enlightened masters. Overly clever, too "sensitive" to live in the real world, they surround themselves with selfish pleasures and bestow their grandiose teachings upon the unwary. Prematurely publicizing themselves, intent upon reaching some spiritual climax, they constantly sacrifice the truth and deviate from the Tao. What they really offer the world is their own confusion. The true master understands that enlightenment is not the end, but the means. Realizing that virtue is her goal, she accepts the long and often arduous cultivation that is necessary to attain it. She doesn't scheme to become a leader, but quietly shoulders whatever responsibilities fall to her. Unattached to her accomplishments, taking credit for nothing at all, she guides the whole world by guiding the individuals who come to her. She shares her divine energy with her students, encouraging them, creating trials to strengthen them, scolding them to awaken them, directing the streams of their lives toward the infinite ocean of the Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (80)

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A Quote by Kimberly Carpenter on opposites, schools, and students

I want to sit on the other side so I can look out the window. I've already seen everything on my side of the bus. Student whose school system mandates boys and girls must sit on opposite sides of a school bus, 1997

Kimberly Carpenter

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A Quote by Karl G. Maeser on faith, principles, religion, and students

Exhorting his students: Be faithful to the moral principles of your religion.

Karl G. Maeser (1828 - 1901)

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A Quote by John Ciardi on college, interest, and students

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

John Ciardi

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on sleep, students, and teachers

Hypotheses are lullabies for teachers to sing their students to sleep.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Joe J. Christensen on audiences, friendship, god, good, questions, students, and teachers

Questions to ask yourself: Are you a good teacher? Who would know? You would. Your students. Your friends. Your God. Not a bad audience, that!

Joe J. Christensen (1929 -)

Source: Seminary Teachers, Nov. 12, 1983, San Jose, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James Keller on age, ambition, beginning, justice, music, students, study, and writing

A young man, just beginning the study of musical composition, once went to Mozart and asked him the formula for developing the theme of a symphony. Mozart suggested that a symphony was rather an ambitious project for a beginner: perhaps the young man might better try his hand at something simpler first. "But you were writing symphonies when you were my age." the student protested. "Yes, but I didn't have to ask how."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on college, facts, people, psychology, questions, research, and students

A psychologist once asked a group of college students to jot down, in thirty seconds, the initials of the people they disliked. Some of the students taking the test could think of only one person. Others listed as many as fourteen. The interesting fact that came out of this bit of research was this: Those who disliked the largest number were themselves the most widely disliked. When we find ourselves continually disliking others, we ought to bring ourselves up short and ask ourselves the question: "What is wrong with me."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Caballero on decisions, listening, mathematics, and students

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear the sound of closing doors.

James Caballero

Source: Everybody a mathematician?, CAIP Quarterly 2 (Fall, 1989).

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A Quote by Henry Latham Doherty on children, ideas, learning, life, students, study, and time

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.

Henry Doherty (1870 - 1939)

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