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Too many people in the general public continue to think that teaching is a job that anyone can do. Wrong! Teaching is a special calling. Teaching is a mission.
Overworked and Under- appreciated - A Tribute to Teachers...
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
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10 Brave Substitute Teachers and I Love You
The Lighter Side of Teaching
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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 April are compiled here.

    April 2003

    Tu, 04-01:
    Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

    ~ Plato

    We, 04-02:
    Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops.

    ~ H. L. Mencken

    Th, 04-03:
    A good mind possesses a kingdom.

    ~ Seneca

    Fr, 04-04:
    People argue; nature acts.

    ~ Voltaire

    Sa, 04-05:
    Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

    ~ George S. Patton

    Su, 04-06:
    No animal admires another animal.

    ~ Blaise Pascal

    Mo, 04-07:
    There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

    ~ Charles Dickens

    Tu, 04-08:
    Moderation in all things.

    ~ Terence

    We, 04-09:
    Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.

    ~ Horace

    Th, 04-10:
    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.

    ~ Andrew Carnegie

    Fr, 04-11:
    A work of art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament.

    ~ Emile Zola

    Sa, 04-12:
    Follow your bliss.

    ~ Joseph Campbell

    Su, 04-13:
    I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

    ~ Socrates

    Mo, 04-14:
    Leave undone whatever you hesitate to do.

    ~ Yoshida Kanko

    Tu, 04-15:
    Never contend with a person who has nothing to lose.

    ~ Baltasar Gracian

    We, 04-16:
    Advice is seldom welcome. Those who need it most like it least.

    ~ Samuel Johnson

    Th, 04-17:
    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

    Fr, 04-18:
    '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

    Sa, 04-19:
    Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg, by the side of which more will be laid.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    Su, 04-20:
    Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

    ~ Benjamin Disraeli

    Mo, 04-21:
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.

    ~ Aristotle

    Tu, 04-22:
    All experience is a torch to light the way of each new challenge.

    ~ Unknown

    We, 04-23:
    In times of distress, strengthen your heart.

    ~ Samuel ha-Nagid

    Th, 04-24:
    Life is filled with possibilities.

    ~ Unknown

    Fr, 04-25:
    A good scare is worth more than good advice.

    ~ Ed Howe

    Sa, 04-26:
    Do not settle for less than an extraordinary life.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 04-27:
    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

    Mo, 04-28:
    We do not regard what is before our feet; we all gaze at the stars.

    ~ Quintas Ennius

    Tu, 04-29:
    Stay alert. You can observe a lot by watching.

    ~ Yogi Berra

    We, 04-30:
    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

    ~ Anatole France

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