Quotes by John W. Gardner

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Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
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The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
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Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
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Nothing can be more readily disproved than the old saw, "You can't keep a good man down." Most human societies have been beautifully organized to keep good men down.
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The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
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Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
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History never looks like history when you are living through it.
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It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
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For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
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To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
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