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William W. Purkey quotes

born 22 August 1929, American writer and professor emeritus at the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
love like you'll never be hurt,
sing like there's nobody listening,
and live like it's heaven on earth.
William W. Purkey

Human potential, though not always apparent, is there waiting to be discovered and invited
forth.
William W. Purkey

A student is the most important person ever in this school - in person, on the telephone, or
by mail. A student is not dependent on us - we are dependent on the student. A student is
not an interruption of our work - the student is the purpose of it. We are not doing a favor
by serving the student - the student is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do
so. A student is a person who brings us his or her desire to learn. It is our job to handle each
student in a manner which is beneficial to the student and ourselves.
William W. Purkey