What Quote » Educator Quotes » Quotes by John W. Gardner »

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the spe...   Life
America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared...   Life
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.   Life
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred...   Politics
History never looks like history when you are living through it.   History
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at ...   Life
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effec...   Life
It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisi...   Government
Josh Billings said, "It is not only the most difficult thing to know o...   Life
Leaders can express the values that hold the society together. Most im...   Life
Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. Th...   Life
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.   Experience
Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as...   Life
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are...   Education
One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and l...   Life
Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively sim...   Life
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narc...   Life
Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence ...   Life
Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people th...   Life
Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; t...   Life
The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web ...   Life
The cynic says, "One man can't do anything." I say, "Only one man can ...   Life
The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest ...   Life
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity a...   Society
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individ...   Life
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.   Life
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly di...   Life
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Cong...   Politics
Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is withi...   Life