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Summary

John W. Gardner was a famous Educator from USA, who lived between October 8, 1912 and February 16, 2002. He became 89 years old.

Biography

John William Gardner (born in Los Angeles, California, died in Palo Alto, California) was the 6th Health, education and welfare minister of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was also president of the Carnegie Corporation and founder of two influential national U.S. organizations: Common Cause and Independent Sector. He also wrote books on improving leadership in American society and other topics. Gardner was also the founder of two prestigious connections, The White House Fellowship and The John Gardner Fellowship at Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

Gardner held the post as health, education and welfare minister at the height of the domestic agenda of Johnson's Great Society. During this time, took over the Ministry of the huge task of rising health insurance system, Medicare, which brought a quality health care for seniors and the significant spread of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 supervised, which defined the federal role in education and targeted support for poor students again. Gardner was also instrumental in the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 1970 Gardner created the Common Cause, the first non-profit public interest group in the United States. He also founded the Experience Corps.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topics: Experience, Government, History, Motivational, Politics.

Related authors: John Gardner, Lyndon B. Johnson

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Gardner

Famous quotes by John W. Gardner (27)


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"Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach"
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"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale"
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"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems"
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"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents"
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"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else"
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"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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"The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life"
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"The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions"
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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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"The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept"
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"Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are"
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"Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them"
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"Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all"
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"Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess"
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"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure"
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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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"Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community"
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"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser"
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"Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage"
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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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"If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are"
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"I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive"
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"History never looks like history when you are living through it"
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"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred"
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"Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well"
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"America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive"
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"All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species"


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