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— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
As quoted by LIFE magazine (2 May 1955)
Variant: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
— William Greenough Thayer Shedd American theologian 1820 - 1894
Attributed without citation in Gary Ninneman, C.I.A.: Church in Atrophy (Xulon Press, 2006), p. 167. This is possibly a confusion with John Augustus Shedd.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— Kenji Miyazawa Japanese poet and author of children's literature 1896 - 1933
— John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952
This is a paraphrase of an idea that Dewey expressed using other words in My Pedagogic Creed (1897) and Democracy and Education (1916); it is widely misattributed to Dewey as a quotation.
Cf. James William Norman, A Comparison of Tendencies in Secondary Education in England and the United States (New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1922), [//books.google.com/books?id=qrmgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA140 p. 140] (emphasis added): "...there has for years been a strong and growing tendency in the United States under the leadership of Dewey, and more recently of Kilpatrick, to find an educational method correlative of democracy in society with the belief that education is life itself rather than a mere preparation for life, and that practice in democratic living is the best preparation for democracy."
Variant: Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.
„If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.“
— Tom Watson American businessman 1874 - 1956
Attributed to Watson in: William G. Dickerson (1995) In search of the ultimate practice. p. 19.
— Pindar Ancient Greek poet -517 - -437 BC
Pythian 2, line 72.
Be what you know you are
Be true to thyself now that thou hast learnt what manner of man thou art
Having learned, become who you are
Original: (el) γένοι' οἷος ἐσσὶ μαθών
— Tom Hiddleston English actor, producer and musical performer 1981
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
This has become attributed to both Walt Whitman and Helen Keller, but has not been found in either of their published works, and variations of the quote are listed as a proverb commonly used in both the US and Canada in A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), edited by Wolfgang Mieder, Kelsie B. Harder and Stewart A. Kingsbury.
„Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
Speech at Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (28 June 1964), as quoted in By Any Means Necessary (1970)
By any means necessary: speeches, interviews, and a letter (1970)
Variant: The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Source: Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers' Power
Context: Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and our people rediscover their identity and thereby increase their self respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today.
Attributed to Aristotle in Lowell L. Bennion, Religion and the Pursuit of Truth http://books.google.gr/books?id=2HPUAAAAMAAJ&q=, Deseret Book Company, 1959, p. 52, and in American Opinion, Volume 24 http://books.google.gr/books?id=irofAQAAMAAJ&q=, Robert Welch, Inc., 1981, p. 23. Possibly a discombobulation http://publicnoises.blogspot.fi/2009/02/aristotle-and-accuracy.html of the Nicomachean Ethics Book I, 1094b.24 quote above.