Love can hope where reason would despair.
George Lord Lyttleton
At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H. Burnham, 1846-1912
By assaulting nature, we raise the odds that we will assault each other. By bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility.