John W. Gardner Quotes

9 John W. Gardner quotes:

"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
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"Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are."
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"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."
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"We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life."
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"It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government."
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"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."
"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
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"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."
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"The cynic says, ''One man can't do anything.'' I say, ''Only one man can do anything.''"
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