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
In each issue of the Gazette we'll post a compilation of the seeds from the previous month.
Even fools are right sometimes.
~ Winston Churchill
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
~ Gene Rodgers
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work.
~ Jerome S. Bruner
It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
~ John Bradshaw
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
~ H. L. Mencken
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
~ Carl Sandburg
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around her/him positively and draws back to her/himself positive results.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
Every now and then take a good look at something not made with the hands - a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.
~ Sidney Lovett
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
~ Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
~ Edward Everett
The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it.
~ L. W. Lynett
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent and one's inner happiness.
~ George Sand
Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills.
~ Charles Platt
Education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To some, it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not education - it is intrusion.
~ Muriel Spark
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to her/his commitment to excellence, regardless of the chosen field of endeavor.
~ Vince Lombardi
There are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind.
A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.
~ Dylan Thomas
You can alter any aspect of your life once you accept that you are the product of your decisions.
~ Lou Holtz
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
~ Søren Kierkegaard
Seven National Crimes: 01) I don't think; 02) I don't know;
03) I don't care; 04) I am too busy; 05) I leave well enough alone; 06) I have no time to read and find out; 07) I am not interested.
~ William J. H. Boetcker
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
~ Nelson Mandela
You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help her/him find it within her/himself.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
~ Albert Einstein
The foundation of every nation is the education of its youth.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
~ John Cotton Dana
Those who trust us educate us.
~ George Eliot
Life: Do more than exist, live; do more than touch, feel; do more than look, observe; do more than read, absorb; do more than hear, listen; do more than listen, understand; do more than think, ponder; do more than talk, say something.
~ John H. Rhoades
The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.
~ Chief Seattle
It's not what you find, it's what you find out.
~ David Hurst-Thomas