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Kathleen Alape Carpenter
Editor in Chief
Cover Story by LaVerne Hamlin
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Contributors this month: Dr. Marvin Marshall; Cheryl Sigmon; Barbara & Sue Gruber; Marjan Glavac; Dr. Rob Reilly; Barb S. HS/MI; Ron Victoria; Brian Hill; Leah Davies; Hal Portner; Tim Newlin; Barb Gilman; James Wayne; P.R. Guruprasad; Todd Nelson; Addies Gaines; Pat Hensley; Alan Haskvitz; Joy Jones; and YENDOR.
By Barb Erickson
Regular Feature in the Gazette
March 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 February are compiled here....
When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
~ Jerry Chin
The groundhog is like most other prophets - it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
~ Bill Vaughan
The only thing that stands between a person and what s/he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and faith to believe it is possible.
~ Richard M. DeVos
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
~ George Burns
Lots of people copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.
~ Louis Armstrong
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping her/him up.
~ Jesse Jackson
Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
~ Saint Augustine
It is the mind that makes good or ill, that makes wretch or happy, rich or poor.
~ Edmund Spenser
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger.
~ Dale Carnegie
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
~ Bernadette Devlin
Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
~ Nicholas Murray Butler
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Each today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope.
~ Sanskrit poem
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.
~ Billy, age 7
Inaction may be the highest form of action.
~ Jerry Brown
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
What you can’t get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
Never confuse a single defeat with the final defeat.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
~ Eddie Rickenbacker
We all make mistakes, but everyone makes different mistakes.
~ Ludwig von Beethoven
Integrity is one of several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, the only one upon which you will never get lost.
~ M. H. McKee
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
~ George Washington
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
~ Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands - not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
~ Colin Wilson
Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.
~ Malcolm S. Forbes
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
~ Robert F. Kennedy
When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed doors that we do not see the ones that open for us.
~ Alexander Graham Bell
The intelligent person is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments and is yet willing to learn more.
~ Ed Parker
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has done you a small favor wish that s/he might have done you a greater one.