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
http://teachers.net/chatboard. The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of February are compiled here.
Life is built on the things we do; the only constructive material is positive action.
What you want to be eventually you must be every day. With practice, the quality of your deeds will get down into your soul.
~ Frank Crane
Your morning thoughts will determine you conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful.
~ William M. Peck
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
~ Caron de Beaumarchais
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The key to achievement lies in being a HOW thinker, not an IF thinker.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
~ Ray L. Wilbur
Good teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.
~ Ann Lieberman
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among her/his followers, gives not of her/his wisdom, but rather of her/his faith and her/his lovingness. If s/he is indeed wise, s/he does not bid you enter the house of her/his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
~ Kahlil Gibran
If an adult laughs loudly, we call it "socializing". If a child laughs loudly, we call it "misbehaving".
Time is everything. Anything you want, anything you accomplish -- pleasure, success, fortune -- is measured in time.
~ Joyce C. Hall
Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
~ Abraham Lincoln
There is no shortcut. Victory lies in overcoming obstacles every day.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Leadership is action, not position.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
~ Amelia Earhart
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
~ John F. Kennedy
Stay focused; stay curious; do what you say you will do.
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
~ Philip G. Hamerton
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Add value to every day. Sharpen your skills, your understanding.
Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
As you gain experience, you mature as an individual, and along with that comes the confidence that you have the ability to solve problems.
~ Chuck Noll
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
~ Samuel Johnson
Throw yourself into the wonders of the world.
The actual is limited, the impossible immense.
~ La Martine
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
~ Edward Gibbon
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
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