Monday, February 11, 2008

The Power of Words

I found an old notebook I used to collect quotes in and thought I'd just post some of those (and some newer ones) today. I tried to give credit to those who originally penned these words and apologize if I missed crediting anyone who lent me the power of their words!

"Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children."
— Walt Disney

"Throughout history the exemplary teacher has never been just an instructor in a subject; he is nearly always its living advertisement."
— Michael Dirda

". . the humanities encourage the development of our own humanity. They are our instruments of self-exploration."
— Michael Dirda

". . if you are given lined paper, write crosswise. At least occassionally."
— Michael Dirda

". . . there's no use trying to live in other people's opinions. The only thing to do is live in your own."
— Emily in Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery

"Remember that "Help us grow this grass" is a far more effective sign than "Keep off the grass"."
— Norman Vincent Peale

"Children need models more than they need critics."
- Joseph Joubert

Faces by Jess Moss in The Other Side of the Door
There are millions of kids in the world,
all with two eyes, one nose and a mouth
And of those millions of faces, no two are exactly alike.
You'd think that by now there'd be no way left to put together
eyes and noses and mouths to make faces that
are different from any other face
But that's what's amazing is that there will keep on being
millions and millions of different ways forever
And no two faces will ever be exactly the same.

There are millions and millions of kids in the world - each with one brain. No two are exactly alike and no two ever will be....... (this part was all me :)).

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