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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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

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

– T.S. Eliot

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– Eve Ensler

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

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

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

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

– Louisa May Alcott

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

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

– Charles Dickens

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

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

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

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

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

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

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

– Albert Einstein

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

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

– Muhammad Yunus

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

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

– Annie Dillard

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

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

– Alfred Adler

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

– Albert Einstein

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

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

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"

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

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Muhammad Yunus

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

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

– Robert Frost

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

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

– Ray Bradbury

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

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

– John Lennon