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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.

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

– Abraham Lincoln

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

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

– Chinese Proverb

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

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

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

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

– Robert Frost

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

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

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

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

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

– Eve Ensler

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

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

– E.B. White

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

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

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

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

– Jimi Hendrix

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

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

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

– Muhammad Yunus

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

The world I believed in, back in my most innocent, uninformed, childish mind—is real.”

– Martha Beck

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

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

– Albert Schweitzer

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

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

– Charles Dickens

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

– Virginia Woolf

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

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

– Joseph Cambell

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

– Annie Dillard

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

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

– Booker T. Washington

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

– Louisa May Alcott

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

– Eckhart Tolle

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West