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Quotes I Like

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I thought it would be nice to have a place to put quotes I run across and old favorites that I need to reread now and then. If I get a lot of them, I’ll categorize, right now, it’s a mish mash.

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“Premature, general, and indiscriminate lecturing defeats the formation of the very habits on which successful lecturing presumes.”

Abraham Flexner 1908, The American College: A Criticism,” pp 195-196. I learned about Flexner here.
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“If something is not worth doing, then it’s not worth doing well.”

Sydney J. Harris (this one I copied from a column in the Chicago Sun Times sometime in the 1970’s).
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“Teach the students you have, not the ones you wish you had.”

(I am not sure who to attribute this quote to; it is very popular in the math ed community).
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“Be Joyful, though you have considered all the facts”

Wendell Berry, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front.”
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“I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.”

Audre Lorde, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” Sister Outsider.
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“Our strongest gifts are usually those we are barely aware of possessing.”

Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach.
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