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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.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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

– Jesse Jackson

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

– Henry Miller

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

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

– Andrew Carnegie

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

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

– Robert H. Schuller

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

The only dream worth having is to live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

– Arundhati Roy

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

– T.S. Eliot

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

– Jimi Hendrix

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

– Arthur Rubinstein

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

– Anthony Trollope

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

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

– Peter F. Drucker

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

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

– Thomas Edison

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

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

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

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– Joseph Campbell

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

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

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

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

– E.B. White

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

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

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

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

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”

– Lord Chesterfield

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

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

– Anais Nin

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

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

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

– Victor Kiam

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

– Eve Ensler

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

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

– Steven Schussler