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Major Owens Quotes and Sayings

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You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

Related topics: Leadership

Education technology is very important because we have
a massive challenge in public schools.
- Major Owens

Education technology and school construction go together.
Modernization, updating education facilities,
and making a capital investment in education are all included.
- Major Owens

The problem was just a mean attitude that festers and has to be challenged.
- Major Owens

 

What is our greatest enemy? Segregation.
- Major Owens

The first place to start is on enforcement.
We who got the ADA passed did the hard part,
the heavy lifting.
- Major Owens

We need to get ready for a world where terrorism will not ever fully go away.
- Major Owens

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It is very difficult to get legislation passed.
But then the danger always is that you have no power
at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

We can not wait until we have enough trained people
willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions
imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
- Major Owens

Our government just won't enforce civil rights laws.
The laws will be ignored.
- Major Owens

People's lives have to change as a result of this legislation.
- Major Owens

We can close the gap and improve what happens in the
classroom by using educational technology that is the
same high quality everywhere.
- Major Owens

Children are already accustomed to a world that moves
faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher
in front of a classroom can do.
- Major Owens

I have a great deal of respect and admiration for people
who put themselves on the line.
- Major Owens

We can do it better, more consistently,
and in the end, it will cost us less because the students
that we produce will be superior to those without technology experience.
- Major Owens

Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing,
they have no time for compassion.
- Major Owens

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

There's a whole set of values, spawned by the vocal
and highly visible Republicans,
that appeal to the worst in people.
Our society is moving in that direction.
- Major Owens

Therefore, you are not training young people for the
world of today and the world of tomorrow unless you
are doing proven technology training.
That is one of the reasons I'm so concerned.
- Major Owens

Technology tools such as laptops are the kind of help that we need.
A program that provides laptops for all youngsters
would close a gap that most of us are not aware of,
or will not admit to, which is a tremendous gap in the poor communities.
- Major Owens

The ownership of computers in the home is far less
than the statistics show,
because usually when the computer breaks down once,
that is the end of it for a long, long time.
They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired.
- Major Owens

Those involved in the program are interested in how to use photography,
videos, the Internet, film, and anything related to
communications and transmission of information in the
most up-to-date modern ways.
- Major Owens

He testified that when you looked at it through the eyes of 'let's do it,'
the costs were very small.
They were less than they'd had to spend to host a convention
of transportation executives.
The cost was not that great.
- Major Owens

The whole community of people with disabilities was alive,
politically alive.
I give Justin Dart credit for that.
He traveled to every state in the country.
He really made people with disabilities understand
that they had some political power.
- Major Owens

People didn't always see a person with a disability
who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have
been given unnecessary privileges.
But I run into that often now.
People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'
- Major Owens

It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast.
Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history.
Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities
became easier because we had the history of the other two.
- Major Owens

I think some combined pressure could go a long way,
could establish the fact that this legislation did
pass and we mean business by it.
We mean to have it enforced, we mean to have it become effective.
- Major Owens

There's a kind of sick security some people get out
of keeping away from people with disabilities.
They are running away from any situation that's not
totally pure and all-American and that requires them to do any thinking.
- Major Owens

I will continue my activities related to education in one way or another.
I certainly would have at the top my agenda,
with respect to education, the need to do much better
with modern educational technology.
- Major Owens

The kind of society which we still have is maybe,
in some cases, getting worse.
Competition is becoming a virtue.
Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest.
Even to see other folks as competition.
- Major Owens

I would like to spend my next two years showing how
the aim of making technology available to every young
person can be built into the effort to make our nation more secure.
That is my latest concern and what I will be pushing over the next two years.
- Major Owens

I do not think we are ever going to be able to,
for a long time, get the kind of quality of school
personnel that we need in our schools,
especially in the areas of science and math.
One of the answers to that problem is to use more educational technology.
- Major Owens

In preparation for it, we need to have folks who are trained,
we need facilities, equipment and supplies,
that are going to be built into our society,
and we are going to spend a lot of money on it.
- Major Owens

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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