John W. Gardner Biography

John W. Gardner, Educator
Occup.Educator
FromUSA
BornOctober 8, 1912
DiedFebruary 16, 2002
Aged89 years
John William Gardner (born in Los Angeles, The golden state, passed away in Palo Alto, The Golden State) was the 6th Wellness, education and learning and also well-being minister of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was likewise president of the Carnegie Firm and also owner of 2 prominent nationwide U.S. companies: Usual Reason and also Independent Industry. He likewise wrote books on enhancing management in American society and other subjects. Gardner was also the creator of two prestigious connections, The White House Fellowship and also The John Gardner Fellowship at Stanford College and UC Berkeley.

Gardner held the post as health and wellness, education and learning and also welfare minister at the elevation of the residential schedule of Johnson's Great Society. During this time around, took over the Ministry of the significant job of rising medical insurance system, Medicare, which brought a high quality healthcare for seniors as well as the significant spread of the Elementary and Second Education Act of 1965 supervised, which specified the federal duty in education and learning as well as targeted assistance for bad students again. Gardner was additionally important in the creation of the Company for Public Broadcasting. 1970 Gardner created the Typical Cause, the first charitable public passion group in the United States. He likewise founded the Experience Corps.

Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topics: Motivational - History - Politics - Experience - Society.

Related authors: Lyndon B. Johnson (President), John Gardner (Novelist), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

Source / external links:

27 Famous quotes by John W. Gardner

Small: We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems"
Small: If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become be
"If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are"
Small: All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species
"All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species"
Small: Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach
"Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach"
Small: When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. gov
"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale"
Small: I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in m
"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"
Small: History never looks like history when you are living through it
"History never looks like history when you are living through it"
Small: For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred
"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred"
Small: Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well
"Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well"
Small: Americas greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments.
"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"
Small: True happiness involves the full use of ones power and talents
"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents"
Small: The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own
"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"
Small: The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philos
"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"
Small: The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves
"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"
Small: The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions
"The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions"
Small: The cynic says, One man cant do anything. I say, Only one man can do anything.
"The cynic says, "One man can't do anything." I say, "Only one man can do anything.""
Small: The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the
"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"
Small: Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are
"Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are"
Small: Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them
"Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them"
Small: Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the worlds ills,
"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"
Small: Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess
"Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess"
Small: One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure
"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure"
Small: Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
"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"
Small: Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the l
"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"
Small: Life is the art of drawing without an eraser
"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser"
Small: Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders
"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"
Small: It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and dista
"It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government"