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Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
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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 February are compiled here.

    February 2003

    Sa, 02-01:
    Life is built on the things we do; the only constructive material is positive action.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 02-02:
    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

    Mo, 02-03:
    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

    Tu, 02-04:
    It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

    ~ Caron de Beaumarchais

    We, 02-05:
    For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Th, 02-06:
    The key to achievement lies in being a HOW thinker, not an IF thinker.

    ~ Unknown

    Fr, 02-07:
    The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.

    ~ Ray L. Wilbur

    Sa, 02-08:
    Good teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.

    ~ Ann Lieberman

    Su, 02-09:
    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

    Mo, 02-10:
    If an adult laughs loudly, we call it "socializing". If a child laughs loudly, we call it "misbehaving".

    ~ Unknown

    Tu, 02-11:
    Time is everything. Anything you want, anything you accomplish -- pleasure, success, fortune -- is measured in time.

    ~ Joyce C. Hall

    We, 02-12:
    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

    Th, 02-13:
    There is no shortcut. Victory lies in overcoming obstacles every day.

    ~ Unknown

    Fr, 02-14:
    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.

    ~ Lao-Tzu

    Sa, 02-15:
    Leadership is action, not position.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 02-16:
    Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

    ~ Amelia Earhart

    Mo, 02-17:
    Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

    ~ John F. Kennedy

    Tu, 02-18:
    Stay focused; stay curious; do what you say you will do.

    ~ Unknown

    We, 02-19:
    The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.

    ~ Philip G. Hamerton

    Th, 02-20:
    In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    Fr, 02-21:
    Add value to every day. Sharpen your skills, your understanding.

    ~ Unknown

    Sa, 02-22:
    Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 02-23:
    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

    Mo, 02-24:
    Our aspirations are our possibilities.

    ~ Samuel Johnson

    Tu, 02-25:
    Throw yourself into the wonders of the world.

    ~ Unknown

    We, 02-26:
    The actual is limited, the impossible immense.

    ~ La Martine

    Th, 02-27:
    The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

    ~ Edward Gibbon

    Fr, 02-28:
    No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

    ~ Unknown

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