"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."John W. Gardner on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."John W. Gardner on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."John W. Gardner on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."John W. Gardner on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."John W. Gardner on Earl Nightingale
"The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions."
"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."
"Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage."
"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else."