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There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion, there is compulsion, and there is attraction. You can preach at them: that is a hook without a worm. You can say, You must volunteer, and that is of the devil. You can tell them, You are needed. That appeal hardly ever fails. — Kurt Hahn

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Your disability is your opportunity. — Kurt Hahn

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The purpose of education is to save young people from the paralyzing effects of wealth and poverty. (more or less verbatim quote) — Kurt Hahn

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The passion of rescue reveals the highest dynamic of the human soul. — Kurt Hahn

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Education must enable young people to effect what they have recognized to be right, despite hardships, despite dangers, despite inner skepticism, despite boredom, and despite mockery from the world ... — Kurt Hahn

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We are all better than we know. If only we can be brought to realise this, we may never be prepared to settle for anything less — Kurt Hahn

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Without the instinct for adventure, any civilization, however enlightened; any state, however well-ordered, will wilt and wither. — Kurt Hahn

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It is a sin of the soul to force young people into opinions ... but it is culpable neglect not to impel young people into experiences. — Kurt Hahn

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What is it that is done to our children that their puberty should deform them? They have the joy of movement; they have an enterprising curiosity; they are ready for sensible self-denial; they dream ahead, and they have a faithful memory, and, above all, great compassion. [ ... ] The well-meaning educator who flatters and humours the young not only does a disservice to the community, but also damages the individual by depriving him of the opportunities of self-discovery. — Kurt Hahn

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There can be no doubt that the young of today have to be protected against certain poisonous effects inherent in present-day civilization. Five social diseases surround them, even in early childhood. There is the decline in fitness due to modern methods of locomotion; the decline in initiative due to the widespread disease of spectatoritis; the decline in care and skill due to the weakened tradition of craftsmanship; the decline in self-discipline due to the ever-present availability of tranquilizers and stimulants, and the decline in compassion, which William Temple called spiritual death. — Kurt Hahn

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Expeditions can greatly contribute towards building strength of character. Joseph Conrad in Lord Jim tells us that it is necessary for a youth to experience events which 'reveal the inner worth of the man; the edge of his temper; the fibre of his stuff; the quality of his resistance; the secret truth of his pretences, not only to himself but others. — Kurt Hahn

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Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate. — Kurt Hahn

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Whenever you have to deal with a boy who is a rebel, remember that you must not fail at some time or other to get him to face the question, Are you going to be a fighter or a quarreller? — Kurt Hahn

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There is more in you than you think. — Kurt Hahn

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There exists within everyone a grand passion, an outlandish thirst for adventure, a desire to live boldly and vividly through the journey of life. — Kurt Hahn

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The experience of helping a fellow man in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth's inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive. — Kurt Hahn

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I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion — Kurt Hahn

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There is more in us than we know if we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. — Kurt Hahn

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The worth of a faith does not consist in the clarity with which it is stated but in the steadfastness with which it is defended. — Kurt Hahn