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    Apple Seeds...

    by Barb Erickson

    Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of January are compiled here.

    January 2003

    We, 01-01:
    No one ever regarded the first day of January with indifference.

    ~ Charles Lamb

    Th, 01-02:
    Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

    ~ Samuel Johnson

    Fr, 01-03:
    Have no fear of change as such and, on the other hand, no liking for it merely for its own sake.

    ~ Robert Moses

    Sa, 01-04:
    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

    ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Su, 01-05:
    A cynical young person is almost the saddest sight to see, because it means that s/he has gone from knowing nothing to believing in nothing.

    ~ Maya Angelou

    Mo, 01-06:
    I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.

    ~ Septima Poinsette Clark

    Tu, 01-07:
    Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases.

    ~ Swahili proverb

    We, 01-08:
    If you cannot accomplish one thing, move on to another which you can accomplish.

    ~ Al Kali

    Th, 01-09:
    Discovery lies in seeing what everyone sees, but thinking what no one has thought.

    ~ Unknown

    Fr, 01-10:
    Activity is the only road to knowledge.

    ~ George Bernard Shaw

    Sa, 01-11:
    The beginning is the most important part of the work.

    ~ George Bernard Shaw

    Su, 01-12:
    Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward!

    ~ Thomas A Edison

    Mo, 01-13:
    Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

    ~ Helen Keller

    Tu, 01-14:
    Speak clearly, if you speak at all; / Carve every word before you let it fall.

    ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    We, 01-15:
    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.

    ~ Mother Teresa

    Th, 01-16:
    If an adult is reinforced for behaving appropriately, we call it "recognition". If a child is reinforced for behaving appropriately, we call it "bribery".

    ~ Unknown

    Fr, 01-17:
    In difficult situations, when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are safest.

    ~ Livy

    Sa, 01-18:
    Whatever you attempt, go at it with spirit.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 01-19:
    Great deeds are usually wrought at great risk.

    ~ Herodotus

    Mo, 01-20:
    The time is always right to do what is right.

    ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Tu, 01-21:
    Do what you love. The rest will come.

    ~ Unknown

    We, 01-22:
    Be brave enough to live life with joy.

    ~ Unknown

    Th, 01-23:
    Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir the blood.

    ~ Daniel Burnham

    Fr, 01-24:
    Innovate; develop, motivate, inspire trust -- be a leader.

    ~ Unknown

    Sa, 01-25:
    A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 01-26:
    Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.

    ~ Albert Einstein

    Mo, 01-27:
    There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.

    ~ Ayn Rand

    Tu, 01-28:
    Risk anything! Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself.

    ~ Katherine Mansfield

    We, 01-29:
    Do what is expected -- and then some.

    ~ Unknown

    Th, 01-30:
    To ensure peace of mind, ignore the rules and regulations.

    ~ George Aide

    Fr, 01-31:
    Make it count!

    ~ Unknown

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