Joel Klein quotes

  • One of the great threats to our national security is social cohesion. If people no longer believe that you can start out anywhere and end up at the top successfully in America, that the American dream is part of the past, I think that erodes a sense of belief and confidence in our nation.
    -- Joel Klein

    #Dream #Believe #Past

  • Most people get better when they face competition.
    -- Joel Klein

    #People #Competition #Get Better

  • We [the United States] are not every other country. And models that work elsewhere may not have the same impact here.
    -- Joel Klein

    #Country #Impact #United States

  • In America, what makes us so successful is the innovation, the competition, the focus on merit.
    -- Joel Klein

    #Successful #America #Focus

  • Just putting a computer in front of a student doesn't make education better.
    -- Joel Klein

    #Students #Computer

  • In the immortal words of Roberto Duran, we are saying, 'No mas!' We will educate students and then promote them, not the reverse
    -- Joel Klein

    #Saying No #Students #Immortal

  • We are not seeking to impose a recall.
    -- Joel Klein

  • My knowledge of the universe is that if I write stupid jokes, the universe gives me a really nice house and great meals. I do not believe mankind will ever develop a formula to explain this.
    -- Joel Klein

    #Funny #Nice #Stupid

  • It's very early in the market. I don't want to pretend I know exactly how this rolls out. But there's been an enormous amount of interest.
    -- Joel Klein

    #Want #Enormous #Interest

  • I dream of a true husband—a good man, not a brute, nor a champion of men on the battlefield; I dream but of a gentle man, one who neither speaks too loud nor ignores evil. I pray for such a like-minded mate, who will be ever for me like harmony to music, virtue to the soul, prosperity to the state, and forethought to the universe.

  • Was this the big one or was this the small tremor, the warning? Does it get better - does the sensation of being in a dream underwater go away?

  • Having a dream, living that dream, losing that dream, dreaming again and then having that dream come true again is one of the greatest feelings ever because I`m stronger.

  • The environmentalist's dream is an egalitarian society based on: rejection of economic growth, a smaller population, eating lower on the food chain, consuming a lot less, and sharing a much lower level of resources much more equally.

  • But dreams change. Fate has a way showing you paths you want more.

  • Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.

  • I believe in instinct, not reason. When reason is right, nine times out of ten it is impotent, and when it prevails, nine times out of ten it is wrong.

  • So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say, this is the truth and here I put a dot, a stop, and I go to another thing. A judge has to put an end to a deliberation. But for a historian, theres never an end to the past. It can go on and on and on.

  • History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.

  • I didn't think about anything past tomorrow because anything past tomorrow was just like cloud busting - it depended soley on the person looking at the clouds and it could rain any minute

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