(under construction forever_last updated September 28, 2004)

My Favorite Professional Quotes

(Please note that "source" refers to a site where a quote was found)

  • "Like Webheads, no one controls it, people make it happen
    through individual efforts that cannot be described except through very
    complex analysis."

Vance Stevens, founder and coordinator of Webheads' CoPs, 17-Aug-2002

  • "There’s no such thing as a language teacher.There are only language learners." Vance Stevens, 21-Jan-2004

    Source: http://www.homestead.com/prosites-vstevens/files/efi/papers/cairo2004/plenary/speech.htm

  • ”Nothing can be taught: everything can be learnt”.

    A Chinese proverb

  • "These are magical moments that take us from not knowing, to knowing....I have theorized and unscientifically and anecdotally confirmed thus far, that the majority of these “learning moments” for most of us involve interaction with at least one other human – a teacher, a mentor, a peer, a parent, a friend. Most of them don’t happen without connections to other human beings, or with our head resting in frustration on a textbook – or a keyboard." (Why the Squirrel?)

Jonathan E. Finkelstein , founder and Executive Producer of LearningTimes and the President of the LearningTimes Network,

  • "After the verb 'to love,' the verb 'to help' is the most beautiful verb in the world."

As Nobel Peace Prize Laureate writer Baroness Bertha Von Suttner once explained.

    Source: Monthly newsletter of Tapped In, August, 2003.

  • "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood .... Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency."
    -- Daniel Burnham

    Source: http://www.tutormentorexchange.net

  • "One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you
    know it, you have no certainty, until you try."

    ~ Sophocles~

  • When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.(Ethiopian Proverb)
  • Source: http://www.santecnetwork.org/

  • "Nothing makes me sadder than the peer pressure
    that enforces conformity and erases wonder. ...Countless others had the
    light of intellectual wonder extinguished because a thoughtless and
    swaggering fellow student called them nerds on the playground.... We must
    rage against the dying of the light - and although Dylan Thomas spoke of
    bodily death in his famous line, we may also apply his words to the
    extinction of wonder in the mind, by pressures of conformity in an
    anti-intellectual culture." -
    Stephen Jay Gould, Bully for Brontosaurus:
    Reflections in Natural History. 1991

    Source: Tapped in-Quote of the Month

  • The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. ~Bill Beattie
  • "Education is a wonderful thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth learning can be taught." by Oscar Wilde
  • Source: http://ec.hku.hk/dcnunan/default.htm

  • "Technology will not replace teachers...teachers who use technology will
    probably replace teachers who do not." -
    Ray Clifford
  • “Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.”

    —Jorge Luis Borges

  • I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man's life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.

    Martin Buber

  • "The task of education is not to pour information into students' heads, but to engage students' minds with powerful and useful concepts." (Slavin, B.)

  • Great Teams Are Built On The Foundation Of Great Leadership. Great Leadership Is Built On The Foundation Of Great Trust. (Quoted from an online list-Training Ideas).

  • I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Source: http://blog.ntjcpa.edu.tw/liuzhou/


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