Melbourne, 8 April 2020, 6:07 pm

Our Favourite Quotes

"We all want to live a happy life and have a right to do so, whether through work or spiritual practice. I’m subject to destructive emotions like anger and jealousy the same as you, but we all have potential for good too. However, our existing education system is oriented towards material development; neglecting inner values. Consequently we lack a clear awareness of the inner values that are the basis of a happy life."

The Dalai Lama


An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
- Author Unknown

Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest.
- William Shakespeare

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
- Attributed to both Andy McIntyrne and Derek Bok

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

Too many children and teenagers today fear pain: failure, disapproval, rejection, embarrassment, criticism, betrayal. So they huddle like a snail in a shell refusing to come out and face life.

Many hide behind computer screens, excuses, abandonment fears and learned shyness. Life is full of painful situations and the sooner we learn how to handle them the more competent and confident a human being we become.

The longer we fear pain and refuse to learn to positively handle it, the bigger the fear gets and the more insurmountable the problem seems. It becomes easier to run away than confront the issue, gather the wisdom and be inspired to fly at your best driven by the growing empowerment you feel.

Facing fears is the only way they lose their power over us.
- M. L. Anderson


He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
- Victor Hugo


A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
- Patricia Neal

Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
- Thomas Huxley

Our task is to educate our children's whole being so they can face the future and make something of it. To achieve this we need to balance education for careers with education for twenty-first century life.
- Ken Robinson

You can get all A's and still flunk life.
- Walker Percy

It takes a village to raise a child - and raising boys takes women and men.
- Nigerian Igbo culture and proverb "Ora na azu nwa" and Steve Biddulph

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank (1929 - 1945) Dutch author and Holocaust victim

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

You can't produce light without heat.
- Christopher Hitchens


We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams


The spirited horse, which will of itself strive to win the race, will run still more swiftly if encouraged.
- Ovid


I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear - is that moment when he has to work his heart out in a good cause and he's exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
- Vince Lombardi

If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
- Chinese Proverb

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles have strengthened me...You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
- Walt Disney


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin


Our children do not need a makeover, they just need to be understood. If you understand their emotional needs now, you can save them a lifetime of searching for what they never had as a child.
- Florence Littauer


Knowing others is intelligence; knowing youself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu