Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less traveled

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.  ~Jane Goodall

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.   ~ John F. Kennedy

We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.   ~Bill Clinton

It's amazing the difference
A bit of sky can make.   ~Shel Silverstein

Two roads diverged in the wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.  ~ Robert Frost

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~ William James

Quotes about difference

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our Ultimate Freedom

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Energy is contagious: either you affect people or you infect people.  ~ T. Harv Eker

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.  ~Bob Marley

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.   ~William James

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.  ~ Stephen Covey 

Quotes about affect (have an effect on; make a difference to; touch the feelings of someone; move emotionally)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Different, yet the Same

Diversity is the most basic principle of creation.  No two snowflakes, blades of grass or people are alike.  ~ Lynn Maria Laitala

Your significance is not in your similarity to others. It is in your differences.  ~ Mike Murdock

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.  ~ Anne Frank

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.  ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.  ~ Maya Angelou

If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.  ~ John F. Kennedy

Quotes about diversity

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Fairest Blossom

When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.  ~Ma Jaya Sati

Rather than turning over a new leaf, prune your tree so that new leaves continue to blossom.    ~Feroz Bham

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls happy.  ~ Marcel Proust

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes about blossom

Friday, July 18, 2014

With Each Step

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.   ~David Lloyd George

But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time.   ~Lauren Oliver

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.   ~ Lao Tzu

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones as merely steps on the path and to proceed.  ~ Ram Dass

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.   ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Quotes about steps

Thursday, July 17, 2014

To Enrich the World

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.   ~Bertolt Brecht

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.   ~Edwin Way Teale

Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, "I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.  ~Jack Kornfield

It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly. ~Bertrand Russell

The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world.   ~B. C. Forbes

Quotes about materialism

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Always a Frontier

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.  ~ Chinese proverb

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.   ~Galileo

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.   ~Albert Einstein

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.  ~ Joseph Campbell

Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.  ~ Charles F. Kettering

Quotes about teaching, learning