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Some thoughts I have come across that inspire me.

Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.– C.S. Lewis
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.– GOETHE
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.– John Dewey
Truly educated people of the next century will not apply for a job. They will create their own.– William Cook
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.– Andy Warhol
Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.– Thomas A. Edison
Playrooms and games, animals and plants, wood and nails must take their place side-by-side with books and words.– Angelo Patri
Rather than worry so much about graduating all students college-ready, I have come to understand that the most essential education challenge today is to graduate all students innovation-ready.– Tony Wagner
The best teachers become the best teachers by being their own best students.– Laurie Gray
The term, ‘curriculum’ (along with the corresponding terms ‘curriculum planning’ or ‘lesson planning’) is unsuitable for representing the complex and multiple strategies that are necessary for sustaining children’s knowledge-building processes.– Carlina Rinaldi
The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.– Fred Rogers
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.– Albert Einstein
The impossible yesterday is routine today. Wait until tomorrow.– Sir Ken Robinson
For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.– Sir Ken Robinson
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.– Alec Bourne