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 April are compiled here.
Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops.
~ H. L. Mencken
A good mind possesses a kingdom.
People argue; nature acts.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
~ George S. Patton
No animal admires another animal.
~ Blaise Pascal
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
~ Charles Dickens
Moderation in all things.
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
~ Andrew Carnegie
A work of art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament.
~ Emile Zola
Follow your bliss.
~ Joseph Campbell
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
Leave undone whatever you hesitate to do.
~ Yoshida Kanko
Never contend with a person who has nothing to lose.
~ Baltasar Gracian
Advice is seldom welcome. Those who need it most like it least.
~ Samuel Johnson
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon her/him and to let her/him know that you trust her/him.
~ Booker T. Washington
'Tis easy enough to be pleasant when life flows like a song/ But the person worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg, by the side of which more will be laid.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
All experience is a torch to light the way of each new challenge.
In times of distress, strengthen your heart.
~ Samuel ha-Nagid
Life is filled with possibilities.
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
~ Ed Howe
Do not settle for less than an extraordinary life.
Resolved: To live with all my might while I do live, and as I will wish I had lived ten thousand years from now.
~ Jonathan Edwards
We do not regard what is before our feet; we all gaze at the stars.
~ Quintas Ennius
Stay alert. You can observe a lot by watching.
~ Yogi Berra
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
~ Anatole France
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