Thursday, September 22, 2011

Give your opinion!



As you know, we have a specific classroom for Social Sciences this year. But our room is impersonal and cold right now. It would be a good idea to decorate the walls with some posters including inspirational quotes related to history. Here you have a poll to choose the quotes you like more. Please, vote and explain your choice on the comments´ section.



  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (Martin Luther King)
  • Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. (Plato)
  • It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. (Voltaire)
  • He who knows best knows how little he knows. (Thomas Jefferson)
  • A small leak can sink a great ship. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison (Henry David Thoreau)
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (Martin Luther King)
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it. (Karl Marx)
  • There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will. (Albert Einstein)
  • Women, wake up; the tocsin of reason sounds throughout the universe; recognize your rights.(Olympe de Gouges)
  • The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. (Maximilien Robespierre)

27 comments:

Enrique Vázquez said...

It's a good idea Paqui!
I have choose Albert Einstein's quote because I like Eintein in gerneral, but I think is completly rigth.

How did you do this type of chart to vote?
Tell me please.
Cu on Monday
Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

I choose Thomas Jefferson's quote. Because I like this expression because he are right!
On Monday you are going to explain us abour it?
See you on Monday

Anonymous said...

The second comment is not annonymous is about me Silvia but I don't know why is not my name wrote...

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Silvia,

You have to log in on the blog, so that your name appears on your comments. Remember the third person of verb "to be": he is /was right. "Are" is plural.

We are going to wait some days until everyone can vote his/her favourite quote and then we´ll chose the most voted ones for our classroom.

See you on Monday.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Enrique,

This is a poll. There are many websites that offer the possibility of creating a poll for your web or blog. I´ve used Acepolls, but there are many others.

Once you´ve created your poll, you have to copy the html code and paste it on the html edition section and that´s it.

See you on Monday.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Silvia, you haven´t voted. You have to click on the quote you prefer, so that your vote can be registered.Have a nice weekend.

Beatriz Antequera said...

Hi!
I've chosen Plato's quote because I think it's true and funny.
See you on Monday!

andrea said...

Hello!
I`ve chosenAlbert Einstein`s quote because I think that it`s true and more of the people think the same.
See you on Monday!
Bye

Ana de la Fuente said...

Paqui!!! I like a lot this activity!!! I have chosen: " Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." (Plato) and, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." (Karl Marx). I have written it on a notebook, I think that is very interesting! :D

Mªluz Ortiz S-Manjavacas said...

Hi Paqui!
It's a good idea that decorate the walls with this interesting hitorical quotes.
I have chosen the Albert Einstein, because with the will you can get everything although it is difficult "aunque sea dificil". I don't know it's right check Paqui please. =)

I like this things. Bye Bye See you on monday.

Laura Meco said...

Hi Paqui!
I like your idea. I have chosen "Be the change you wish to see in the world" by Mahatma Gandhi.
I love this phrase because it means that you can't keep stopped when you see injustice. The most important thing is to ACT! And everybody has to act, starting by changing themselves. I like it.

Kelly said...

Hello Paqui and students,

I don't know if my vote counts but I chose:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

I like this quote very much because it reminds us that nothing can change in this world unless we decide to work hard and act to change it.

It reminds me of another quote by Gorbachev, "If not me, who? If not now, when?"

I miss you all and hope you are having a good start to the year.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Mari Luz, you´re right: "although it´s difficult" is correct. We´ll look for more quotes. It´s a good way of thinking about the deep meaning of what important people wanted to express. See you tomorrow.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

I´ve realized that I included Martin Luther´s quote twice. It´s a mistake I can´t change, so the people who choose this quote, be careful and choose the first of them.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Kelly,

Of course your vote counts. Every vote counts! And you know your comments and ideas are always wellcome here. We miss you, but we know you´re close.

I also like Gandhi´s quote, but I like many of them. I think all the quotes are good to think about them, but I have a special weakness for Robespierre an Gandhi´s quotes. Both were violently killed. I hope times are changing and these still revolutionary ideas don´t kill anyone else.

Come to see us when you can. You will be very wellcome.

Laura Meco said...

Paqui! I think you mean "welcome" with one "l"!
Hello Kelly! We miss you too. My classmates have told me they have seen you today. You could come with us someday to the class!
See you!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Good point, Laura! Even the teachers make mistakes sometimes ;)Thanks for paying so much attention.

Manuel Cruz Martínez said...

My favorite phrase is that of Benjamin Franklin "A small leak can sink a great ship", thank you Paqui for writing things as this one because I like them a lot.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Manuel,

Can you explain why do you like this quote? I think it´s one of the most interesting ones.

beatriz yuste said...

Hello, Paqui
I´ve vote "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Because he had very wisdom

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Beatriz,

You always make the same mistake: you can´t say "he had very wisdom". If you want to say "mucho/-a", you have to say "much/ a lot of" if it refers to something uncountable or "many/ a lot of" if it refers to something countable". "Very" means "muy", not "mucho/-a".
So, what would be the correct way of expressing your opinion? Please, write the correct expression and don´t forget this: if you don´t know if a word is countable or uncountable, use "a lot of". Bye.

Yolanda Rubio said...

Hello everybody!! Yes, Paqui to decorate the classroom is a great idea!! I have choosen this: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. (Plato)"
I agree with him, only people who have something interesting or funny to say should talk. Because it's better to be quiet than say silly things.

Yolanda Rubio said...

Hello everybody!! Yes, Paqui to decorate the classroom is a great idea!! I have choosen this: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. (Plato)"
I agree with him, only people who have something interesting or funny to say should talk. Because it's better to be quiet than say silly things.

Laura Meco said...

Yolanda you are the best example to say that!! jajaja It's a joke!

Alberto Panadero said...

I voted for: "Women, wake up..."
The fight of the woman for her rights has been very long and it continues.

Bye!

Inés Mendoza Alonso said...

I have voted for Gandhi, because I think that taking action to do is more important than complaining. We could only see the great changes we want if we start acting by ourself.
I also Robespierre´s quote. Education will make you free. But I don´t like Robespierre because he didn´t accept democracy as it should be.

I really like yours blog

Rebeca García said...

Hello! I like two sentences:
´´A small leak can sink a great ship``,but I have chosen ´´Be the change you wish to see in the world`` because if we want changes we have to react now,and not wait to the others we are the future so we have to think in the best for us and for the world.