Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Oscar Wilde on Trials and Tribulations

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde

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Mother Teresa on Love

We cannot do great things; only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

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David Jakes on Change

Endless conversation is the barrier. Actually committing to doing something and then acting is what is required. David Jakes

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Richard Elmore on Teaching

Teachin gi snot rocket science. It is, in fact, far more complex and demanding work than rocket science. Richard Elmore


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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Trust

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Hafiz on Love

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth you owe me. Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky. Hafiz


Bertrand Russell on Thought

It's clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. Bertrand Russell


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Hugh Grant on Mistakes

I think you know in life what's a good thing to do and what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it.  Hugh Grant


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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Martin Luther King on Greatness


If you want to be important, wonderful.  If you want to be recognized, wonderful. If you want to be great, wonderful! But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.  That’s the new definition of greatness. This morning the thing that I like about it, by giving that definition of greatness that means that everybody can be great, because everyone can serve. Martin Luther King




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Jon Stewart on Madness

You can't outsmart crazy. Jon Stewart

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Bob Marley on Music

One good thing about music; when it hits you, you feel no pain. Bob Marley

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Aristotle on Hope

Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle

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Storm Jameson on Happiness

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. Storm Jameson

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Kin Hubbard on Industriousness

A bee is never as busy as it seems, it's just that it can't buzz any slower. Kin Hubbard


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Mahatma Gandhi on Life

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Ghandi


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William Shakespeare on Love

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? William Shakespeare


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Mahatma Gandhi on Change

Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. Mahatma Ghandi

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Victor Hugo on Ignorance

Man has one tyrant - ignorance. Victor Hugo

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Albus Dumbledore on Choice

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Albus Dumbledore

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Leo Tolstoy on Happiness

If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy

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Adrienne Rich on Deceit

Lying is done with words and also with silence. Adrienne Rich

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Christina Rossetti on Spring

Spring is when life’s alive in everything. Christina Rossetti

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André Bazin on Photography

Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. André Bazin

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David Beckham on Intelligence

People don't think I've got the brains to be that clever. David Beckham

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Louisa May Alcott on Books

She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain. Louisa May Alcott

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Jessica Rabbit on Self

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way. Jessica Rabbit

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Ray Bradbury on Risk

Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury


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Friedrich Nietzsche on Struggle

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friday, 17 June 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Stephen Fry on Language


Using the wonderful words of acclaimed writer, actor and all round know it all (in the best of ways) Stephen Fry, Matthew Rogers created this kinetic typography animation.  In it the sometime comedian, actor, quiz master, traveler and raconteur delivers his feelings on language in the twenty first century.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Dave Cormier on Social Media

Our blogs are now less megaphone and now more 21st century school lockers. Dave Cormier.

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Nick Pulovski on Guarantees


If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) in The Rookie (1990)


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Albert Einsten on Talent

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein.

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Michael Wesch on Social Media

We use social media in the classroom not because our students use it, but because we are afraid that social media might be using them. Michael Wesch

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Mark Strand on Personal Growth

Each moment is a place you've never been. Mark Strand

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Abraham Maslow on Personal Growth

You will either step forward in to growth, or you will step backward in to safety. Abraham Maslow


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Winston Churchill on Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill

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Samuel Beckett on Failure

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

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Dag Hammarskjold on Loneliness


Pray that your loneliness may spur you in to finding something to live for, great enough to die for. Dag Hammarskjold

Ronald Anthony on Loneliness

When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most. - Ronald Anthony

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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Jessie Sampter on Simplicity

Simplicity is the peak of civilization. Jessie Sampter


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Oscar Wilde on Art

The secret of life is in art. Oscar Wilde

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Elton John on Shame

I was more ashamed I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs. Elton John

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Ansel Adams on Self Expression


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams.

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Adam Savage on Reality

I reject your reality and substitute my own. Adam Savage

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William Thacker on Love

It's as if I'v taken love heroin and now I can't ever have it again.  William Thacker from Notting Hill

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Pablo Picasso on Growing Up

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

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Maya Angelou on Change

I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou

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MC Escher on Chaos


We adore chaos because we love to produce order. MC Escher

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Pablo Neruda on Revolution

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. Pablo Neruda

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