By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
April 1, 2008
Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard
http://teachers.net/chatboard. The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of March are compiled here....
Into the closed mouth a fly does not get.
~ Philippine proverb
A parrot talks much but flies little.
~ Wilbur Wright
One kind word can warm three winter months.
~ Japanese proverb
There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower.
~ Honore de Balzac
You never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
~ Charles Buxton
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
~ Walt Disney
The person who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but the person who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
~ Tom J. Connelly
The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.
~ Edward Markey
The secret of success in life is for a person to be ready for her/his opportunity when it comes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Every successful person I have heard of has done the best s/he could with conditions as s/he found them, and has not waited until nest year for better.
~ Edgar W. Howe
A person is happy so long as s/he chooses to be happy, and nothing can stop her/him.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Our life is what our thoughts make of it.
~ Marcus Aurelius
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
~ Charles H. Spurgeon
The ides of March are come.
~ William Shakespeare
When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Ireland is rich in literature that understands the soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.
~ Margaret Jackson
The best preparation for the future is a present well seen to and the last duty done.
~ George Macdonald
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
~ Don Larson
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from shore.
~ Dale Carnegie
Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
~ Benjamin Franklin
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.
~ Abraham Lincoln
No person is worth her/his salt who is not ready at all times to risk her/his body, to risk her/his well-being, to risk her/his life in a great cause.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
~ William Feather
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
~ Mark Twain
The way to defeat fear: decide on a course of conduct and follow it. Keep so busy and work so hard that you forget about being afraid.
~ Dale Carnegie
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Without enthusiasm there is no progress in the world.
~ Woodrow Wilson
Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
~ Lloyd Jones
A person can succeed at almost anything for which s/he has unlimited enthusiasm.
~ Charles Schwab
The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it.