During a long conversation with my friend Tom, he rattled off today’s one-liner. He was quick to point out that he didn’t make it up, adding that he didn’t know who did. Since I had never heard it before, it will always be Tom I associate this with this bit of wisdom:
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
I looked it up (you knew I was going to do that), and The Google says:
“Everyone from Teddy Roosevelt to John C. Maxwell has been attributed with coining the phrase above. It’s been repeated often enough to become a well-known truism, especially in education.”
Wow. I never heard it.
Maybe the people educating me didn’t care. Then again, there’s a distinct possibility that I wasn’t paying attention when it was uttered.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.
I had to work from home today (while my car was in the shop) so a few pics of the usual suspects.