Edith Hamilton: Education

“It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated.”

—Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963).

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Cicero: Higher humility

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Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel named his Ciceronian period of the Golden Age. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. ”

Cicero

Pat Teske: Bad training runs

Relish the bad training runs. Without them it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.

Pat Teske

 

Ryan Mathews runs with the ball, Chargers Trai...

Ryan Mathews runs with the ball, Chargers Training Facility May 10, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Arthur Schopenhauer: An hour's reading

Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’ve never know any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage. ”
Arthur Schopenhauer.

William Penn: Right is right

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William Penn Deutsch: William Penn († 1718) 日本語: ウィリアム・ペン(William Penn) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ”

William Penn

Blogging

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The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them

—.Jeff Jarvis

 

Borrowed mirth

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Laugh, and the world laughs with you; / Weep, and you weep alone. / For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, / But has trouble enough of its own.-Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet (1850-1919)

Enrique Jardiel Poncela: On writing

English: Spanish Writer Enrique Jardiel Poncela

“When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.”
Enrique Jardiel Poncela

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Ambrose Pierce: Patience

Patience (Peter Hammill album)

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“Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. ”
—Ambrose Pierce.

Bertrand Russell: The Human Race

Bertrand Russell 1907

Bertrand Russell 1907 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.”
Bertrand Russell.

Robert Morgan: Distance

robert morgan“Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity. ”
—Robert Morgan

T S Eliot: Talking of Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti

In the room people come and go, talking of Michelangelo.
T S Eliot.

Alexis Carrel: Intuition

Alexis Carrel

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
Alexis Carrel

Donald Trump Jr: Work, time, effort and performance

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“Regardless of what someone’s level of education or talent may be, if you are willing to work hard and invest the time and effort necessary to hone your skills, then you can almost always outperform the gifted individuals who are not willing to work.” ~ Donald Trump Jr, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens

Edith Hamilton: On Education

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“It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated.”

Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963).

G M Trevelyan: Education

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Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.– GM Trevelyan, British historian.