"What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."William Glasser on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."William Glasser on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."William Glasser on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."William Glasser on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."William Glasser on Winston Churchill
"If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior."
"Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship."
"This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth."
"I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge."
"Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced."