"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."John W. Gardner on Dalai Lama
"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."John W. Gardner on Norman Vincent Peale
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."John W. Gardner on Ayn Rand
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."John W. Gardner on Jim Rohn
"If you're going through hell, keep going."John W. Gardner on Winston Churchill
"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."