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“Teachers affect eternity. They never can tell where their influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” –Arthur Ashe

“Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within.” –George Washington Carver

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.” –Winston Churchill

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –Frederick Douglass

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.” –Richard L. Evans

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” –Gail Goodwin

“But it’s not just learning things that’s important. It’s learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things at all that matters.” –Nortan Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” — Henry Miller

“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?” –Jane Nelson

“We will be measured by the consequences of our actions, not our intentions.” –Tom Newkirk

“Trusting children with books is a revolutionary act. Books are, after all, dangerous stuff. Leave a child alone with a book and you don’t know what might happen.” — Susan Ohanian

“I didn’t write because I had anything to say, but in order to find out what there was to say.” –Eugene Peterson

“To read voraciously for pleasure,
because there are so many great books
To write or draw everything you think or feel or believe,
because your thinking matters.” –Linda Rief

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” — Theodore Roethke

“The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colors and texture that come alive in others.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” –Susan Sontag

“It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.” –Adlai Stevenson

“The imagination needs moodling,–long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering.” –Brenda Ueland

“To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.” — Unknown

“My favorite four-letter words are ‘hard work’.” –John Wayne

“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.”  –Tennessee Williams

16 thoughts on “Quotes Leave a comment

  1. I really appreciate your “Quotes” section. I’m always looking for thoughtful quotes that I can post in my future classroom, as well as using them as prompts that align with the topic that I’m teaching. Thank you!


  2. I really liked a lot of these quotes, they make me feel inspired to write more and keep going. Writing is Hard Work and I never had a desire to write up until now that I am being challenged to write. Having fun so far and I love reading comments to my blog.


  3. I am writer as well….. ans i think this site is wonderful representation of emotions of love and well being of a writer , emotions that flow out and reach out ….


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