Myles Horton Famous Quotes & Sayings

20 Myles Horton Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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You can't be a revolutionary, you can't want to change society if you don't love people, there's no point in it.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: You can't be a revolutionary, you can't want to change society if you don't love
I don't know what to do, and if I did know what to do I wouldn't tell you, because if I had to tell you today then I'd have to tell you tomorrow, and when I'm gone you'd have to get somebody else to tell you.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: I don't know what to do, and if I did know what to do I
There have always been Southern whites who, at great risk, pioneered in the movement for racial justice. I was lucky to know some of them: Myles Horton, founder of the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee; Carl and Anne Braden, editors of the Southern Courier in Louisville, Kentucky; Pat Watters and Margaret Long, journalists with the Atlanta Constitution; reporters Fred Powledge and Jack Nelson.Howard Zinn Myles Horton Sayings By Howard Zinn: There have always been Southern whites who, at great risk, pioneered in the movement for
I feel that all knowledge should be in the free-trade zone. Your knowledge, my knowledge, everybody's knowledge should be made use of. I think people who refuse to use other people's knowledge are making a big mistake. Those who refuse to share their knowledge with other people are making a great mistake, because we need it all. I don't have any problem about ideas I got from other people. If I find them useful, I'll just ease them right in and make them my own.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: I feel that all knowledge should be in the free-trade zone. Your knowledge, my knowledge,
I also knew that if people have a position on something and you try to argue them into changing it, you're going to strengthen that position. If you want to change people's ideas, you shouldn't try to convince them intellectually. What you need to do is get them into a situation where they'll have to act on ideas not argue about them.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: I also knew that if people have a position on something and you try to
I'm as proud of my inconsistencies as I am my consistencies.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: I'm as proud of my inconsistencies as I am my consistencies.
When people criticize me for not having any respect for existing structures and institutions, I protest. I say I give institutions and structures and traditions all the respect that I think they deserve. That's usually mighty little, but there are things that I do respect. They have to earn that respect. They have to earn it by serving people. They don't earn it just by age or legality or tradition.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: When people criticize me for not having any respect for existing structures and institutions, I
The critic said, but don't you feel awkward about biting the hand that feeds you? I said no, I enjoy just gnawing it up to the shoulder.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: The critic said, but don't you feel awkward about biting the hand that feeds you?
I'm much better at working out ideas in action than I am in theorizing about it and then transferring my thinking to action. I don't work that way. I work with tentative ideas and I experiment and then with that experimentation in action, I finally come to the conclusions about what I think is the right way to do it.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: I'm much better at working out ideas in action than I am in theorizing about
Curiosity is very important I think, and I think too much of education, starting with childhood education, is either designed to kill curiosity or it works out that way anyway.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: Curiosity is very important I think, and I think too much of education, starting with
Instead of thinking that you put pieces together that will add up to a whole, I think you have to start with the premise that they're already together and you try to keep from destroying life by segmenting it, overorganizing it and dehumanizing it. You try to keep things together. The educative process must be organic, and not an assortment of unrelated methods and ideas.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: Instead of thinking that you put pieces together that will add up to a whole,
Any decent society has to be built on trust and love and the intelligent use of information and feelings. Education involves being able to practice those things as you struggle to build a decent society that can be nonviolent.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: Any decent society has to be built on trust and love and the intelligent use
You can padlock a building, but you can't padlock an idea.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: You can padlock a building, but you can't padlock an idea.
If you only try to do the things where you win, then you'll never try to do anything worth doing.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: If you only try to do the things where you win, then you'll never try
Now I have very little respect for the electoral system in the United States. I could have respected it in the early days, when the country was small and we had small population. The system that we have in the United States was set up at a time when the total population was the population of Tennessee. We've stretched it to try to make it work for different kind of problems and in stretching and adapting it, we've lost its meaning. We still have the form but not the meaning. There's a lot of things that we have to look at critically that might have been useful at one time that are no longer useful I think there's some good in everything. There's some bad in everything. But there's so little good in some things that you know for practical purposes they're useless. They're beyond salvation. There's so much good in some things, even though there's bad, that we build on that.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: Now I have very little respect for the electoral system in the United States. I
No one is charismatic. Someone becomes charismatic in history, socially. The question for me is once again the problem of humility. If the leader discovers that he is becoming charismatic not because of his or her qualities but because mainly he or she is being able to express the expectations of a great mass of people, then he or she is much more of a translator of the aspirations and dreams of the people, instead of being the creator of the dreams. In expressing the dreams, he or she is recreating these dreams. If he or she is humble, I think that the danger of power would diminish.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: No one is charismatic. Someone becomes charismatic in history, socially. The question for me is
Now I've been criticized for advocating that people push their boundaries because sometimes people get caught. Sometimes people get fired. Sometimes people lose their jobs because of pushing the boundaries too far, but it's an interesting experience. They found they didn't want to stay within those limitations that they were pushing. Once people find they can survive outside the limits, they're much happier. They don't want to feel trapped. So I think we can urge people to push the boundaries as far as they can, and if they get in trouble, fine; that's not too bad if that's what they want to do.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: Now I've been criticized for advocating that people push their boundaries because sometimes people get
This is a problem, how can we have a body of knowledge and understanding and resist the temptation to misread the interest of the people because we're looking for an opportunity to unload this great load of gold that we have stored up?Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: This is a problem, how can we have a body of knowledge and understanding and
Nothing will change until we change - until we throw off our dependence and act for ourselves.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: Nothing will change until we change - until we throw off our dependence and act
I think if I had to put a finger on what I consider a good education, a good radical education, it wouldn't be anything about methods or techniques. It would be loving people first.Myles Horton Myles Horton Sayings By Myles Horton: I think if I had to put a finger on what I consider a good