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Quotes - December, 1994 Issue 


"Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries, and you will have a fine pig and a bad child." 
- Danish Proverb
"Heredity is what a man believes in until his son begins to behave like a delinquent." 
- Presbyterian Life 
"We have confused the free with the free and easy." 
- Adlai Stevenson
"The best-kept secret in America today is that people would rather work hard for something they believe in than enjoy a pampered idleness."
 - John W. Gardner 
"It ain't bragging if you can do it."
 - Babe Ruth
"All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education." 
-Sir Walter Scott, Aug. 1825 letter to J. G. Lockhart.
"Tedium is never a useful teaching tool." 
- Earl Stevens, May 1994 Electronic Forum on "Unschooling" 
"When students are separated from the influence of destructive peer relations and dysfunctional environments and placed in an outdoor setting, they have the opportunity to assess their current system of operation without the reinforcement of that system.  At the same time, the student has an opportunity to initiate more effective behaviors and attitudes in a nurturing and supportive environment."
- Phil Muir, Field Director of the Aspen Achievement
Academy. From ASPEN TRAILS, Fall, 1994, Vol 1, #1.
"Accuracy is not an essential goal of reading." 
- Ken Goodman, U. of Arizona professor and supporter of the whole-language approach to reading. From the Daily Report Card, Nov. 18, 1994, an electronic publication available on Internet.
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." 
- Henry Ford 
"If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the ground with sticks and transporting goods on our backs." 
- William Feather
"The role of the national government is to mold the character of the American people." Representative Justin Morrill (R-VT), 1857 in introducing what became the Morrill Act, the establishment of land grant colleges which eventually became law in 1862

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