|What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority
then and there happen to like -- and immorality is what they dislike.
- Alfred North Whitehead
| What is commonly called "education,"...is but the acquisition
of the means by which to educate oneself.
- Albert Pike
| A life of reaction is a life of slavery, spiritually and intellectually.
One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown
| The media forms our new community... We "know" celebrities
but they don't know us. The new community is not a reciprocal neighborhood like earlier ones... These vicarious relationships
crate a new kind of loneliness -- the loneliness of people whose relationships are with personae instead of persons.
- Mary Pipher, The Shelter of Each Other
| You are young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your
self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hopes, and as old as your despair.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
| The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct
of one hour.
- Japanese proverb
| "Recent research indicates that as schools become more militarized
they become less safe, in large part cause the first casualty is the central, critical relationship between teacher and student,
a relationship that is now being damaged or broken in favor of tough sounding, impersonal, uniform procedures."
- William Ayers, Distinguished Professor Of Education and Senior University Scholar at the
University of Illinois at Chicago
| If you purify the pond, the lilies die
- William Stafford
| The notion at the heart of much of American psychology today --
that a kid is the result of something, his upbringing, his genetics --is barely talked about, primarily because it paints the
kids as victims right from the start. Far more common is to try to see dysfunction in terms of specialness, as a unique path or
calling -- a sign of something new struggling to emerge.
- Gary Ferguson, In the Wilderness, 1999
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