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The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.
  ―  Napoléon Bonaparte
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On This Day In:
2015 109 And Beyond
2014 Are You Waiting?
2013 Traditional Human Sacrifice
2012 A Division Of Men
2011 Miles, Legends and Superwoman
Got Tragedy?
2010 My Company For A Prince!!
On The Shoulders Of Titans

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‘Tis education forms the common minds;
Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
   —  Alexander Pope
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On This Day In:
2015 Oscillation
2014 Truth Shift
2013 Real Heroes
2012 Controlling The Beast
2011 1,002

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Education is what most people receive, many pass on, and few have.
    —  Karl Kraus
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On This Day In:
2014 Even When It Ain’t, It Is
2013 Still Happens
2012 Possessing Eternity
2011 I Thought We Were Talking About Afghanistan

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One of the marvelous things about life is that any gaps in your education can be filled, whatever your age or situation, by reading, and thinking about what you read.
  —  Warren Bennis
From his book: “On Becoming A Leader
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On This Day In:
2014 Even In Our Sleep
2013 Passion Is Always Personal
2012 And You Are?
2011 Innate Talent

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We — I am talking of schoolmasters and of university dons — are apt to forget that we are only subordinate elements in the education of a grown man; and that, in their own good time, in later life, our pupils will learn for themselves.  The phenomena of growth cannot be hurried beyond certain very narrow limits.  But an unskillful practitioner can easily damage a sensitive organism.  Yet, when all has been said in the way of caution, there is such a thing as pushing on, of getting to know the fundamental details and the main exact generalisations, and of acquiring an easy mastery of technique.  There is no getting away from the fact that things have been found out, and that to be effective in the modern world you must have a store of definite acquirement of the best practice.  To write poetry you must study metre; and to build bridges you must be learned in the strength of material.  Even the Hebrew prophets had learned to write, probably in those days requiring no mean effort.  The untutored art of genius is — in the words of the Prayer Book — a vain thing, fondly invented.
  —  Alfred North Whitehead
From his book: “The Aims Of Education
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2014 A Little Cover
2013 Binding
2012 Lift
2011 Another Good Movie, Another Excellent Book
miSFits
I’m Just Not Sure

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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
    —  Calvin Coolidge
[Emphasis provided by yours truly…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 The Promise Of Future Love
2013 Christian, n.
2012 Praise
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2011 A Few More Lyrics From The Past
5 For The Price Of 1

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Let me explain why I like to pay taxes for schools even though I don’t personally have a kid in school:  I don’t like living in a country with a bunch of stupid people.
    —  John Green
[Actually, I prefer the term “uneducated people”, but I guess being uneducated can lead to unwitting stupidity.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Inequality Of Sacrifice
2013 I Never Saw A Moor
2012 Fill In The Blank
Not For Naught
Cliff Notes To Life?
2011 Conference Games Sunday

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