Michael Maniates
Professor of Social Sciences
Head of Studies, Environmental 

Yale-NUS College




Most people are eagerly groping for some medium, some way in which they can bridge the gap between their morals and their practices.
--Saul Alinsky


It isn't enough to exhort people to participate [in the work of building a Great Society]. We must build institutions that make participation possible, rewarding, and challenging.
--Robert Bellah

[Let us work for a world] where doing good is like falling off a log, where the natural, everyday acts of work and life accumulate into a better world as a matter of course, not as a matter of conscious altruism.
-- Paul Hawken


Reason, under pressure, often produces prudence when boldness is called for.
--Winston Churchill


Teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark van Doren


We may be lost, but we're making great time.
--Yogi Berra

8 March 2014


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Last updated 8 March 2014