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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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John W. Gardner Quotes

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More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
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By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction.
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William Osler Quotes

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It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support. If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
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C. P. Snow Quotes

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I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky Quotes

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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
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John Buchan Quotes

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An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
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Pliny the Younger Quotes

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The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
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C.P. Snow Quotes

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There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.
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Max Eastman Quotes

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The tantalizing and compelling pursuit of mathematical problems offers mental absorption, peace of mind amid endless challenges, repose in activity, battle without conflict, "refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings," and the sort of beauty changeless mountains present to sense tried by the present-day kaleidoscope of events.
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Morris Kline Quotes

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Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.
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Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
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Barry Goldwater Quotes

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A kitten is the most irresistible comedian in the world. Its wide-open eyes gleam with wonder and mirth. It darts madly at nothing at all, and then, as though suddenly checked in the pursuit, prances sideways on its hind legs with ridiculous agility and zeal.
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Agnes Repplier Quotes

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Guillaume Apollinaire Quotes

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As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.
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Andrew Delbanco Quotes

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Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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The pursuit of happiness: skipping is your best chance of catching it.
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