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 merit in action lies in finishing it to the end.
~ Genghis Khan
You can count on this Ė the past ended one second ago.
~ Charles Swindoll
Do not turn back at the goal.
~ Pubilius Syrus
There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
Only from the alliance of everyone working with each other are great things born.
Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless.
Nothing astonishes others so much as common sense and plain dealing.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nurture your mind with great thoughts.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Success is good management in action.
~ William E. Holler
People, unlike the animals, have never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
~ Samuel Butler
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
~ Marie Curie
The shell must be cracked apart if what is in it is to come out, for if you want the kernel you must break the shell.
~ Meister Eckhart
Believe that you have it, and you have it.
~ Latin proverb
Whatever you are, be a good one.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
~ Andre Gide
Opportunities are seldom labeled.
To change oneís life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions!
~ William James
Life can disappoint you only if you let it.
~ Mark Hopkins
What saves us is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but we have to take it.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Always keep a window open in your mind for new ideas.
In the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our childrenís future. And we are all mortal.
~ John F. Kennedy
The ultimate measure of a person is not where s/he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where s/he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Donít try to fix the students; fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
~ Marva Collins
Real life isnít always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.
~ Sarah Van Breathnach
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilization. Without it, the imagination is but the echo of itself, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
~ Bill Moyers
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~ John F. Kennedy
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie
Life is like a bicycle. You donít fall off unless you stop pedaling.
The foundation of excellence lies in self-control.
~ H. L. Baugher
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