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Dr. Carol Horn, Educator

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About Dr. Carol Horn

Dr. Carol V. Horn is coordinator of Advanced Academics Program (former Gifted and Talented Programs) for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia.

She has worked in gifted education for the past 20 years and has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology with an Emphasis on Gifted from the University of Virginia.

She earned her doctorate in Teacher Preparation and Special Education from The George Washington University and is the 2002 recipient of the Hollingsworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children for outstanding research study in the field of gifted education.

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

– Audre Lorde

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

– Brian Tracy

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

We never know how high we are
 till we are called to rise;
 And then, if we are true to plan,
 Our statures touch the skies.”

– Emily Dickinson

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison