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We almost always have choices, and the better the choice,
by William Glasser

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice,
the more we will be in control of our lives.
- William Glasser

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- William Glasser

We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge
which requires thinking and application,
as we do on acquiring facts.
- William Glasser

 

Sex is on the minds of most people, especially those
who shouldn't be having it.
- William Glasser

Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.
- William Glasser

The faster you go, the more students you leave behind.
It doesn't matter how much or how fast you teach.
The true measure is how much students have learned.
- William Glasser

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There are only two places in the world where time takes
precedence over the job to be done.
School and prison.
- William Glasser

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser

You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.
- William Glasser

No human being will work hard at anything unless they
believe that they are working for competence.
- William Glasser

Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes,
or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no.
- William Glasser

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship
or conversation with the teacher.
- William Glasser

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us,
to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
- William Glasser

We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have
to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.
- William Glasser

If we had in this room a hundred teachers,
good teachers from good schools, and asked them to
define the word education,
there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser

Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability
if he or she is not cared for and respected.
- William Glasser

I think education is both using and improving knowledge
and that changes the whole picture.
- William Glasser

Don't marry someone you would not be friends with if
there was no sex between you.
- William Glasser

Running a school where the students all succeed,
even if some students have to help others to make the grade,
is good preparation for democracy.
- William Glasser

When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble
dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.
- William Glasser

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality
School in that there is winning but no losing.
- William Glasser

We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year,
and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A,
B, C, D, F grading system.
- William Glasser

As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools,
educational opportunities will be limited,
as they are now, to affluent families.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if
education is defined as acquiring knowledge.
- William Glasser

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility,
we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
- William Glasser

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further
way to define friendship.
- William Glasser

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't
relate by talking to a group of friendly students,
he'll never be a competent teacher.
- William Glasser

We are driven by five genetic needs:
survival,
love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
- William Glasser

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
- William Glasser

Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war,
it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold
the peace conference first.
- William Glasser

Education is the process in which we discover that
learning adds quality to our lives.
Learning must be experienced.
- William Glasser

If everyone could learn that what is right for me does
not make it right for anyone else,
the world would be a much happier place.
- William Glasser

Prior to being allowed to enter the profession,
prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a
group of friendly students for at least half an hour
and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation
about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.
- William Glasser

Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and
that we will help you to get there,
students do competent work.
The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence.
Why do schools accept so much less?
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test.
Students are told to get out their notes and open their books.
There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the
teacher or another student for help.
- William Glasser

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

The boldness of endurance is
the underline to almost every success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

People who want to share their religious views with you
almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry


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