The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.— Jean Piaget
Relaxing Capabilities quotations
Never forget how wildly capable you are.
Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.
The distance between the actual developmental level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
My heart has become capable of every form: It is a pasture for gazelles And a monastery for Christian monks, And the pilgrim's Ka'ba, And the tablets of the Torah, And the book of the Koran. I follow the religion of Love: Whatever way love's camel takes, That is my religion, my faith.
Man treats woman as his own property and not as being capable of feelings, like himself. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste. These treat them so demeaningly only in situations mutually affecting them; but men treat cruelly and as slaves, from their birth till death.
We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
You are capable of more than you know.
Courage is not an ability one either possess or lacks.
Courage is the willingness to engage in a risk-taking behavior regardless of whether the consequences are unknown or possibly adverse. We are capable of courageous behavior provided we are willing to engage in it. Given that life offers few guarantees, all living requires risk-taking.
I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.
Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one your are capable of living.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse;
however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
How can we help a child change from undependable to dependable, from a mediocre student to a capable student, from someone who won't amount to very much to someone who will count for something. The answer is at once both simple and complicated: We treat a child as if he already is what we would like him to become.
One of the good things about life's challenges... You get to find out that you're capable of being far more than you ever thought possible.
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability.
There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in a man.
I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.
To approach a city, or even a city neighborhood, as if it were a larger architectural problem, capable of being given order by converting it into a disciplined work of art, is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results of such profound confusion between art and life are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.
Human beings are capable of virtually limitless degradation;
they are also capable of virtually limitless improvement and achievement. Success depends on goals and on diligence in pursuing them.
People say impossible to let us know they are incapable.
Success is not measured by what you do compared to what somebody else does.
Success is measured by what you do compared to what you are capable of doing.
Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death?
You are capable of more than you know.
Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish.
There is but one mode by which man can possess in perpetuity all the happiness which his nature is capable of enjoying, - that is by the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of each.
An artist is above all a human being, profoundly human to the core.
If the artist can't feel everything that humanity feels, if the artist isn't capable of loving until he forgets himself and sacrifices himself if necessary, if he won't put down his magic brush and head the fight against the oppressor, then he isn't a great artist.
Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men's actions.
If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.