If you’re running an engineering or finance company, all companies depend on ideas and ingenuity. I think the principles of creative leadership apply everywhere, whether it’s an advertising company or whether you’re running a hospital.
A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives.
Let no man write my epitaph… When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written.
Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression. And until we eliminate that invisibility, people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies and myths about gay people.
Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.
The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community. There is no alternative. There never was.
Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you’ve never been sailing, or picked up an instrument, or tried to teach or to write fiction, how would you know if you had a talent for these things?
When I was 13, I did become a Christian. And so it was when I was 13, that I thought… I just… I really saw a good example in Jesus and how he was just so… such a tremendous radical love and service of the poor. I just thought, ‘Man, why can’t we all do the same?’
The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student’s education.
You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.