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Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade.
by Robert Sternberg

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade.
Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
- Robert Sternberg

All of the studies we do in my group are quantified.
- Robert Sternberg

And in order to succeed in later life,
you need creative skills because look at how fast the world is changing.
- Robert Sternberg

In other words, the better they did on the IQ test,
the worse they did on the practical test and the better
they did on the practical tests,
the worse they did on the IQ test.
- Robert Sternberg

 

If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment,
if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this
society because there are very few jobs for you left.
- Robert Sternberg

The problem is that there are very few technologies
that essentially haven't changed for 60,
70 years.
- Robert Sternberg

If you bore them to death and say, this hurts me more than it hurts you,
and #B,
they're going to invest their time in other things anyway.
- Robert Sternberg

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Well, I don't think that the SAT is a scam.
- Robert Sternberg

There is no recipe to be a great teacher,
that's what is unique about them.
- Robert Sternberg

I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've
found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas,
you'll have one group of kids doing well.
- Robert Sternberg

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability,
it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of
services and potentially accommodations that child will get.
- Robert Sternberg

In other words, unlike some people with new theories,
we will go out, we'll go into a school and we get products
and the products are evaluated,
whether it's by teachers or others.
The scores are quantified and then we compare performances.
- Robert Sternberg

And if we don't have a test, what we may end up doing
is going back to what this country has done before.
We could use social class and we still do,
but in the 50s, it was, do you have the right last
name and are your parents in privileged positions?
- Robert Sternberg

The three parts of the theory are analytical ability,
the ability to analyze things to judge,
to criticize.
Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical,
the ability to apply and use what you know.
- Robert Sternberg

To the Kenyan families, school doesn't really matter
because none of them are going on to college.
Almost all of drop out of school and so,
they're spending their time learning things that are important to them.
- Robert Sternberg

And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies
showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations,
your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at,
you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again.
- Robert Sternberg

Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we
show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with
G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical
intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.
- Robert Sternberg

If there's going to be an SAT, it's probably practical
to invest in a book or perhaps in a course,
but I'm sorry to say, I went to some classes that my
kids took and it was clear in school that what they
were doing was just SAT training.
- Robert Sternberg

ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country.
The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions.
And so, one could blame the companies,
but really, economically, they have no incentive to
change things very much because they're getting the business.
- Robert Sternberg

In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way,
then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well
that way don't have the ability,
when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's
teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn.
- Robert Sternberg

But what many psychologists have done,
probably because they did well on a test themselves
and everyone wants high self esteem,
is to create this little box and then do their research inside it.
- Robert Sternberg

But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so,
in the first three years of school, I had teachers
who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid,
they have low expectations for you.
- Robert Sternberg

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Live with passion.
- Anthony Robbins

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Passion rules reason.
- Terry Goodkind

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is the things for which there is no evidence
that are believed with passion.
- Bertrand Russell

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

But my passion is racing cars.
It's what I like to do in my off time.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength,
the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
- Harriet Tubman

My belief is that what comes across on the television
is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
- Steve Irwin

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls,
has never been the law of societies.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee

My desire, my passion, was to help moms with practical encouragement.
- Lisa Whelchel

There can be no passion, and by consequence no love,
where there is not imagination.
- William Godwin

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
- Karl Kraus

Passion can quickly slip to jealousy,
or even hatred.
- Arthur Golden

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete,
I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.
- Olympia Dukakis

You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that
moves the characters has to be real.
- Victoria Abril

All too often, academic departments defend their territory
with the passion of cornered animals,
though with far less justification.
- Bruce Jackson

People like passion in politics.
- Ed Gillespie

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live.
You can't write with the passion you receive until
you see a Dick Dale concert.
- Dick Dale

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Thomas Aquinas

I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday.
To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
- Brooks Robinson

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate
a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person
is their desire for reconciliation.
- Jean de la Bruyere

With care, and skill, and cunning art,
She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay,
Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There's nothing particularly physical that I find attractive in a man.
It's men with a passion for something that I find attractive.
- Rhona Mitra

A strong passion for any object will ensure success,
for the desire of the end will point out the means.
- Henry Hazlitt

I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me.
I may just kill him with passion.
He'd better be strong and have a good heart!
- Kirstie Alley

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
- Henry B. Adams

The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest.
- Jose Marti

I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual
trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along.
I don't believe in anything.
I'd seen mediums and readers.
- Harold Ramis

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs,
but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for
them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
- James Harvey Robinson

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion
to a person who has never experienced it than we can
explain light to the blind.
- T. S. Eliot

No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say,
nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred,
and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
- Moliere


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