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John W. Gardner Quotes

Quotes by John W. Gardner - (8 quotes)

John W. Gardner - From the Art category:

Art gropes, it stalks like a hunter lost in the woods, listening to itself and to everything around it, unsure of itself, waiting to pounce. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Creativity category:

When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Excellence category:

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Experience category:

History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always looks uncomfortable. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Life category:

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Profession category:

The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Religion category:

Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is an extremely uneven writer, but when He's good, nobody can touch Him. (John W. Gardner)

John W. Gardner - From the Risk category:

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. (John W. Gardner)