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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.

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

– Winston Churchill

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

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

– Bruce Lee

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

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

– Arthur Rubinstein

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

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

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"

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

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

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

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

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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

– Jesse Jackson

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

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

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
 Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

– Brian Tracy

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

– T.S. Eliot

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

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