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"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

Ugonna Onyekwe, 2001-02 Ivy League Player of the Year









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Journal of Young Investigators: The premier online undergraduate research journal.

  • George S. Patton, Jr.
"If your plan is for a year, plant rice. If your plan is for a decade, plant trees. If your plan is for a lifetime, educate children."
  • Confucius, Chinese philosopher and teacher (c. 551 - c. 479 BC).
"Learning is the only thing that never disappoints us."
  • Leonardo da Vinci
"Help your children understand that excellence in education cannot be achieved without intellectual and moral integrity coupled by hard work and commitment."
  • National Commission on Excellence in Education, A Nation at Risk (1983)
"Books and ideas are the greatest weapons against intolerance and ignorance."
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
"Books had instant replay long before televised sports."
  • Bern Williams
"Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends."
  • Benjamin Disraeli
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know.  It's being able to differentia between what you do know and what you don't.  It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information you get."
  • William Feather (attributed)
"This isn't right. This isn't even wrong!"
  • Wolfgang Pauli
"Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl."
  • Mike Adams
"You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers."


"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."


"If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason-for we would know the mind of God."

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"You can do no great things — only small things with great love."
  • Mother Teresa
"The world cares very little about what a man or woman know; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts."
  • Booker T. Washington
"People don't resist their own ideas."
  • William Werther, University of Miami, Nation's Business (March 1988)
"No task will be evaded merely because it is impossible."
  • Sign in the office of Richard Green, Former Chancellor, New York Public Schools
"It is better to wear out than to rust out."
  • Richard Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough (1632 - 1718).
"What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think."
  • Ralph  Waldo Emerson
"No one knows what he can do till he tries."
  • Publilius Syrus, Roman writer (c. 42 BC)
"Behold the turtle:  He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."
  • James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978), Former President of Harvard University, Quoted in Success (February 1988).
"Activity makes more men's fortunes than caution."
  • Marquis d Vauvenargues, French soldier and moralist (1715 - 1747).
"Man errs so long as he strives."
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832).
"Always do right — this will gratify some and astonish the rest."
  • Mark Twain, message to Young People's Society, Greenpoint Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York (16 February 1901).
"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."
"People will make reasonable decisions if they are given proper information."
  • Thorn Serrani, Mayor of Stamford CT (October 1986).
"Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds."
  • Elie Wiesel
"Civility costs nothing and buys everything."
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
"If you wish to please people, you must start by understanding them."
  • Charles Reade
"Hmm... No!  Either do, or do not.  There is no try."
"Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it."
  • Ovid
"Vision without Action is a daydream. Action without Vision is a nightmare."
  • Japanese Proverb
"A man is the origins of his actions."
  • Aristotle
"In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
  • Theodore Roosevelt
"I am only one, but I am still one.  I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.  And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
  • Edward Everett Hale
"It is not enough to feel love for your child, you must be able to express your love through your actions."
"Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
  • John F. Kennedy
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
  • Mahatma Gandhi
"Handle people with gloves, but issues, bare fisted."
  • Dagabert D. Runes, Editor, publisher, and philosopher, A Book of Contemplations
"For it is not enough to remember and to understand, unless we do what we know."
  • Seneca, Roman writer and rhetorician (4 BC - 65 AD)
"Do unto the other feller the way he'd like to do unto you, an' do it fust."
"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost by not trying."
  • Francis Bacon, English philosopher (1561 - 1626).
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
  • Chinese Proverb

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Upromise allows you to save money for your child's college education.

"A man lies in his bed in a room with no doors. He waits, hoping for a presence, something, anything, to enter. After spending half his life searching, he still felt as blank as the ceiling at which he stares. He is alive, but feels absolutely nothing, so is he? When he was six, he felt that the moon overhead followed him, by nine he had deciphered the illusion, trading magic for fact. No tradebacks. So this is what it's like to be an adult. If he only knew now what he knew then."
  • Eddie Vedder
"Adults are obsolete children."
  • Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

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"Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted."
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
  • Francis Bacon
"I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they are still going."
  • Lord Birkett (1883 - 1962), British lawyer, Liberal politician. Quoted in: Observer (30 October 1960).
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds of distance run, yours is the Earth and everything that's in it and what is more — you'll be a man, my son!"
  • Rudyard Kipling, If
"Beware the fury of a patient man."
  • John Dryden

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Cranbrook Kingswood

In addition to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Cranbrook also has a highly regarded art institute.

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
  • Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live"
"A painting, like a fist fight, is best observed at a distance."
  • Mark Twain

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"Allen [Iverson] will learn someday that he's the actor, and I'm the director. I write the script."
  • John Thompson, Former Georgetown Men's Basketball Coach
"I am not arguing with you-I am telling you."

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University of Pennsylvania,
Home of the 2001-2002 Ivy League Basketball Champs.

"You're never as good as your best game. You're never as bad as your worst game. It's only for the moment."
  • Grant Hill
"It's not a battle of skills, but a battle of wills."
  • Isaiah Thomas
"Life is the time between games."
  • Ben "Red" Miller
"Sometimes you have to respect your competition so much that you treat them with no respect at all."
  • Pat Riley
"It is a common saying in the ghettos of Brooklyn that if a boy is bad he joins a game; if he is good he plays basketball."
  • Rick Telander
"These are my new shoes.  They're good shoes.  They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me.  They'll only make you have shoes like me.  That's it."
  • Charles Barkley, television commercial (1993).
"Basketball is an easy game to learn and a difficult one to master."
  • James Naismith
"The difference between the college game and the pro game is this: In college, the game is about the jersey on the front.  In the pro's, it's about the name on the back."
  • Dick Vitale
"There might be exceptions, but not many: In the NCAA Tournament, if you have your choice between tall guys and wide guys, take the wide guys."

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China Institute

"I think makeup is amazing; it can completely change one's look, and I, um, really need it at times."
  • Toni Collette, Interview, In Style (July 2000)
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart."
  • Helen Keller

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"He taught me not only how to walk out on a limb, but dance once I got out there."
  • Forrest Whitaker on Clint Eastwood (27 May 1996).
"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach."
"Do not think that what is hard for thee to master is impossible for man;  but if a thing is possible and proper to man, deem it attainable by thee."
  • Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 AD), Roman emperor and stoic philosopher.
"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
  • John Wooden
"There was a smile on the winner's face; he did what others told him he couldn't do."
  • Dolores E. Teufel
"No movement worth while among men ever confines itself to merely what law demands."
  • Daniel S. Coonahan
"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility."
  • Charles F. Kettering
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
  • Dr. Robert Schuller
"We are in the business of doing the impossible."
  • John Crowley, speaking of helping others on the occasion of earning his black belt.
"Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk.  Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet."
  • Carl Lewis
"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." 
  • David Lloyd George
"Moderation is the sole virtue of one who believes in nothing substantial."
  • Cal Thomas
Boundary, n.
In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.
"One can never consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar."
  • Helen Keller

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Journal of Young Investigators (

Journal of Young Investigators: The premier online undergraduate research journal.

"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up."

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