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James S. Coleman Quotes and Sayings

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The present structure of rewards in high schools produces
a response on the part of an adolescent social system
which effectively impedes the process of education.
- James S. Coleman

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics
of his classmates than those of the teacher.
- James S. Coleman

The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

There are many examples in high schools which show
something about the effects such competition might have.
- James S. Coleman

 

The educational resources provided by a child's fellow
students are more important for his achievement than
are the resources provided by the school board.
- James S. Coleman

Children from a given family background,
when put in schools of different social compositions,
will achieve at quite different levels.
- James S. Coleman

In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered
as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
- James S. Coleman

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For to change the norms, the very foci of attention,
of a cultural system is a difficult task -
far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests.
- James S. Coleman

As an example, one of the schools I have been studying
is too small to compete effectively in most sports,
but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
- James S. Coleman

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility
and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture,
then this poses a serious challenge.
- James S. Coleman

Schools are successful only insofar as they reduce
the dependence of a child's opportunities upon his social origins.
- James S. Coleman

In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements
of those who are above average,
so that the school's demands will be at a level easily
maintained by the majority.
- James S. Coleman

Particular individuals who might never consider dropping
out if they were in a different high school might decide
to drop out if they attended a school where many boys and girls did so.
- James S. Coleman

The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and
heterogeneity of family educational background can
increase the achievement of children from weak educational
backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from
strong educational backgrounds.
- James S. Coleman

It is one thing to take as a given that approximately
70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college,
but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed
for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college.
- James S. Coleman

Grades are almost completely relative,
in effect ranking students relative to others in their class.
Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position,
but in effect lowers the position of others.
- James S. Coleman

I'd propose that each central-city child should have
an entitlement from the state to attend any school
in the metropolitan area outside his own district -
with per pupil funds going with him.
- James S. Coleman

It is clear from all these data that the interests
of teenagers are not focused around studies,
and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor
importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent
in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

A friend is a present you give yourself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

I choose to live my life in the present, with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go;
they merely determine where you start.
- Nido Qubein

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14,
1973.
I just sat and stared at him.
- Loretta Lynn

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
- Roger Babson

I think this is what hooks one to gardening:
it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
- Phyllis Theroux

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded
up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
- R. D. Laing

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Training yourself to live in the present -
without regretting the past or fearing the future -
is a recipe for a happy life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
- Thomas Fuller

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward


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