John W. Gardner – The society which scorns excellence…

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in…


“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.”
-John W. Gardner

John W. Gardner – The ultimate goal of the…

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden…


“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.”
-John W. Gardner