There are some quotations here people. Do me a favor and each day for the next ten days, pick one to reply to–it would be good to hear what you think of my quotations.
1. If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
– E.B. White
2. How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a catepillar.
– Trina Paulas
3. If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
– Barbara Cook
4. I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
– Clara Barton
5. Listen to the mustn’ts, child
Listen to the don’ts
Listen to the shouldn’ts,
the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves,
then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child
Anything can be.
– Shel Silverstein
6. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
– Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)
7. We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
– Benjamin Disraeli
8. The moment avoiding failure becomes your motivator, you’re down the path of inactivity. You stumble only if you’re moving.
– Roberto Goizueta
9. What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
– Joseph Addison
10. If humanity is to have a hopeful future, there is no escape from the preeminent involvement and responsibility of the single human soul, in all its loneliness and frailty.
– George F. Kennan