I was grateful that I got the topic that I can learn and improve myself.
I got the topic of Self-Directed Learning for my thesis. While I was reading many books about that and really nice to find the book with the appendix of many quotations. I picked up several of them to remind me of never stop to learn. It’s a life-long process, never end.
- It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. -Norman Vincent Peale
- The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. -Roger Bannister
- Not everything that can be counted, counts. And not everything that counts can be counted. -Albert Einstein
- You might well remember that nothing can bring your success but yourself. Embrace and love all of yourself – past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself. -Melody Beattie, Author
- The wizard of OZ was right when he said to believe in ourselves. Like Dorothy, we must be true to ourselves and allow others to help us reveal the answers that are already inside of us. -Brian Koslow
- Maturity involves being honest and true to oneself, making decisions based on conscious internal process, assuming responsibility for one’s decisions. -Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist
- The only prison we need to escape from is the prison of our own minds. -Anonymous
- The real person you are revealed in the moments when you are certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself. -Ralph S. Marston Jr.
- He who controls others is powerful but he who masters himself is more powerful still. – Lao Tzu
- The most beautiful experience in the world is the experience of mysterious. -Albert Einstein
- Listening is the beginning of understanding. Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening. Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance. – Proverbs 1:5
- Keeping track is a matter of reflective review and summarizing in which there is both discrimination and record of the significant features of developing experience. It is the heart of the intellectual organization and of the disciplined mind. -John Dewey, Experience and Education
- To care for another person, in the most significant sense, is to help him grow and actualize himself. -Milton Mayeroff, On Caring
- Do not worry that children never listen to you: worry that they are always watching you. -Robert Fulghum
- The brain’s capacity and desire to make or elicit patterns of meaning is one of the keys of brain-based learning. We never really understand something until we can create a model or metaphor derived from our unique personal world. The reality we perceive, fell, see and hear is influenced by the constructive process of the brain as well as by the cues that impinge upon it. -Merlin C. Wittrock, Handbook of Research on Teaching
*Costa, A. & Kallick, B. (2004). Assessment Strategies For Self-Directed Learning. California: Sage Publication.