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Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life. ~John
Updike, p  
 , 1989

Ô religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all. ~Edwin

It is doubtless true that religion has been the world's psychiatrist throughout the
centuries. ~Karl Menninger

Religion is the metaphysics of the masses

all religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays. ~Cathy

No religion is a true religion that does not make men tingle to their finger tips with a
sense of infinite hazard. ~William Ernest Hocking
I speak not of men's creeds - they rest between Man and his Maker.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron,       

God made so many different kinds of people. Why would he allow only one way to
serve him? ~Martin Buber

Ôll religions must be tolerated... for... every man must get to heaven his own
way. ~Frederick the GREÔ
his is my simple religion. here is no need for temples; no need for complicated
philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is
kindness. ~Dalai Lama

People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about
God. ~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish
-- Deborah Meier
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.
-- George Evans

hat is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've

understood all your life, but in a new way.
-- Doris Lessing

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity.

In the end there are no certain answers.
-- Martina Horner
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what
amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the
peculiar bent of the genius of each.²PLÔ O

Learning to teach is a bigger job than universities, schools, experience,

or personal disposition alone can accomplish.
-- Sharon Feiman-Nemser

In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest
of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from
one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility
anyone could have.
-- Lee Iacocca

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of
students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think
for themselves.
-- Robert Hutchins

he secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this
-- Ônonymous
hey may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
-- Ônonymous

the trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so
difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ~G.K. Chesterton

here are lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health
that they haven't the time to enjoy it. ~Josh Billings
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is
not obliged to work till one is better. ~Samuel Butler, `      , 1903

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good
as bacon. ~Doug Larson

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely
the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Health Organization, 1948

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of
nothing. ~Redd Foxx
He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors. ~Chinese

he... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own
life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. ~Quentin
Joy and emperance and Repose
slam the door on the doctor's nose.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot. ~Dutch Proverb, sometimes

attributed to William C. Hazlitt