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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

    October 2002

    Tu, 10-01:
    It is because everything must come to an end that everything is so beautiful.

    ~ Charles Ramuz

    We, 10-02:
    Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

    ~ David Hume

    Th, 10-03:
    Joys are our wings.

    ~ Jean Paul Richter

    Fr, 10-04:
    Earth's crammed with heaven.

    ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Sa, 10-05:
    Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

    ~ Colette

    Su, 10-06:
    Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Mo, 10-07:
    The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

    ~ Chinese proverb

    Tu, 10-08:
    In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

    ~ Ason Rose

    We, 10-09:
    Who can tell the range of joy? Or set the bounds of beauty?

    ~ Sara Teasdale

    Th, 10-10:
    Let me be glad the kettle gently sings. Let me be glad for little things.

    ~ Edna Jacques

    Fr, 10-11:
    Happily may I walk.

    ~ Navajo chant

    Sa, 10-12:
    Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

    ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

    Su, 10-13:
    The soul should always stand ajar.

    ~ Emily Dickinson

    Mo, 10-14:
    People miss a great deal by being sensible.

    ~ Martha Gelhorn

    Tu, 10-15:
    Blessed are the peacemakers on earth.

    ~ William Shakespeare

    We, 10-16:
    If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

    ~ Chinese proverb

    Th, 10-17:
    You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.

    ~ Heraclitus

    Fr, 10-18:
    One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.

    ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    Sa, 10-19:
    Summer passes into autumn in some unimaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    Su, 10-20:
    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Mo, 10-21:
    We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today.

    ~ Sydney Smith

    Tu, 10-22:
    If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

    ~ Sir Isaac Newton

    We, 10-23:
    Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.

    ~ Unknown

    Th, 10-24:
    I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.

    ~ Anne Frank

    Fr, 10-25:
    Soul is not about function; it's about beauty, form, and memory.

    ~ Julia Cameron

    Sa, 10-26:
    Clouds are so beautiful I could bite my toes!

    ~ Matthew Howe (age 4)

    Su, 10-27:
    If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

    ~ Maya Angelou

    Mo, 10-28:
    The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious, you might never come home.

    ~ Jeanette Winterson

    Tu, 10-29:
    Act with courage and dignity; stick to the ideals that give meaning to life.

    ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

    We, 10-30:
    Teachers are more than any other group the guardians of civilization.

    ~ Bertrand Russell

    Th, 10-31:
    You've chosen a career that embraces the lives of children, and if you stop to think about it, you're in mighty good company.

    ~ Unknown

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