Archive for January, 2015

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 23, 2015

George Herbert, from Jacula Prudentum

“For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 21

January 21, 2015

Joshua G. Fitch, on teaching (1879)

“I have undertaken to say a few words to you on the ‘Art of Questioning.’ It is a subject of great importance to all of you who desire to become good teachers; for, in truth, the success and efficiency of our teaching depend more on the skill and judgment with which we put questions than on any other single circumstance.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 20

January 20, 2015

Henry H. Goodell, on books (1900)

“Books are the tools of both teacher and pupil. A library is perhaps the most important adjunct of instruction. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 19

January 19, 2015

Edward Gibbon, on history

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 18, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr., on war and peace

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 17

January 17, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on nonviolence

“I personally can never be a party to a movement half violent and half nonviolent, even though it may result in the attainment of so-called swaraj, for it will not be real swaraj as I have conceived it.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 16

January 16, 2015

John Stuart Mill, on the individual

“Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 15

January 15, 2015

W.B. Yeats, on poetry

“We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 14

January 14, 2015

William Blake, from “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”

“What is now proved was once only imagin’d.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 13

January 13, 2015

J. B. Priestley, in the International Herald Tribune (1978)

“Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness—when a glorious idea comes to mind and, secondly, when its published and you don’t realize how much better it ought to be.”