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All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift.
Peter Senge

It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.
Charles Darwin

Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting the different results
Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.
Albert Einstein

Some people would rather die than think
Bertrand Russell

To arrive at the simplest truth requires years of contemplation.
Isaac Newton

Those who do nothing are never wrong.
Theodore de Bouville

You must be the change you want to see in the world. If blood is to be spilled to do it. Let it be our own.
Mahatma Gandhi

Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus.
Edward de Bono

First define, then refine.
Bill Guild NZ Pioneer teacher

Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get.
William Feather US Author

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody is not thinking.
George S Paton

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Chaos breeds life, while order breeds success.
Franklin P Adams

Things do not change; we change.

To the blind all things are sudden.
Old saying

You can't jump a chasm in two bounds.
Chinese saying

Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the prostitute said, "It's not the job it's the stairs."

If you are looking for a big opportunity, find a big problem.

Learning is spontaneous, unpredictable, fun, passionate, dangerous.

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir man's blood... make big plans. Aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H Burnham

You see things and say "Why"? But I see things and say "Why not?"

A pessimist is a person who looks both ways before crossing a one way road.

I may have not got where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Adams

It is impossible to soar like an eagle if you are surrounded by turkeys

Human beings start out as butterflies and end up in cocoons.

To change your reality you have to change your inner thoughts.
David Bohm Physicist

Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.
Hebrew Proverb

Choices in life are rarely pure, but to understand the middle ground it is helpful to imagine the extremes.
Peter Berger, Sociologist

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
Les Brown

If you can change your mind, you can change the world.
Joey Reimer Creativity Guru

If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing it badly.
G K Chesterton

Remember a dead fish can float downstream but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
W C Fields

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Dr Suess

Win small, win early, win often.
Gary Hamel

In a world of infinite choice people are struggling to figure out what to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The conduct of schools, based upon a new order of conception, is so much more difficult than is the management of schools which walk the beaten path.
John Dewey

Educating the masses was intended only to improve the relationship between the top and the bottom of society. Not for changing the nature of the relationship.
John Ralston Paul

Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live there.
Sioux Indian saying

Age is compulsory, wisdom is optional.

If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got.
Adam Urbanski

Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems to make a man more clever devil.
C S Lewis

A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet.
C S Lewis

"Umuatu ngumuntu naga antu" "A person is a person because of other people."
Zulu saying

We can easily forgive a child whom is frightened of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Anecdotes, personal stories, reminiscences, like biblical parables, are the medium through which faith is restored. Stories are a form of poetry, and give us a saving image to personally relate to.
Peter Block Business Philosopher

We are natural mind changing entities until we are 10 or so. But as we get older…then it is very hard to change our minds.
Howard Gardner

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present.
Peter Drucker

To see the future you have to travel on the rough edge of experience.
Harriet Rubin Fast Company writer

If we want to create a workplace that values idealism, human connection, and real, in depth learning, we will have to create it ourselves.
Peter Block

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Winston Churchill

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

We need a multiplicity of visions, dreams and prophecies - images of potential tomorrows.
Alvin Tofler

When the spirit of people is strong focused and vibrant, wonderful things happen.
Harrison Owen

As your island of knowledge grows, so does your shoreline of wonder.

The human mind treats a new idea the way a body treats a strange problem it rejects it.
Sir Peter Medawar

When I was young I thought that people at the top really understood what the hell was happening…now I know they don't know.
David Mahoney

An impressive proportion of great, original thinkers were educated at home…stimulated (and) born up by high expectations
Aquarian Conspiracy

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Frederico Fellini Film Director

Some people think you are strong when you hold on. Others think it is when you let go.
Sylvia Robinson

Fundamentalism is a kind of decision not to change your mind about something…Many of us is fundamentalists…because it worked pretty well for us.
Howard Gardner

Too many decisions about changes are made by people untouched by the change process.
Peter Block, Business philosopher

Unlike puppets we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first steps towards freedom.
Peter Berger Sociologist

There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter Drucker Business

If we believe something does not exist unless we measure it, then we put aside: love, feeling, intuition, art and philosophy.
Peter Block

Bureaucracies are beautiful mechanisms for the evasion of responsibilities and guilt.
Warren Bennis Leadership expert

Nature is one. It is not divided into physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics.
Albert Szent-Gyorgi

In order for the brain to comprehend the heart must first listen.
David Perkins

Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice.

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