Greg Mortenson Quotes

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If you teach a boy, you educate an individual; but if you teach a girl, you educate a community.

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Hope resides in the future, while perspective and wisdom are almost always found by looking to the past.
— Greg Mortenson

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When ordinary human beings perform extraordinary acts of generosity, endurance, or compassion, we are all made richer by their example.
— Greg Mortenson
When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.
— Greg Mortenson


The people who live in the last places—the people who are most neglected and least valued by the larger world—often represent the best of who we are and the finest standard of what we are meant to become.
— Greg Mortenson
I have always been dismayed by the West's failure—or unwillingness—to recognize that establishing secular schools that offer children a balanced and nonextremist form of education is probably the cheapest and most effective way of combating this kind of indoctrination.
— Greg Mortenson