Quotes

I am a confirmed quote-aholic.  I love pithy profound truths or witty expressions that set my mind to pondering.  I hope to instill the same love for quotable quotes in my kids and have encouraged them in the discipline of Quote Journaling.  This page is an ever-growing collection of some of my favorite quotes.

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.  —Christopher Morley

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.   —Thomas Jefferson

To grow up is to find the small part you are playing in this extraordinary drama written by Somebody Else. –Madeleine L’Engle

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. –George Bernard Shaw

Live deep instead of fast. –Henry Seidel Canby

Traveling abroad is a progressive exercise in the discovery of our own ignorance. –William Blake

To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power. –George Macdonald

Those who wish to succeed must ask the right preliminary questions. –Aristotle

Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise, for along its hallowed courts the King in His beauty deigns to walk. –Charles Spurgeon

This is what marriage really means: helping one another reach the full status of being persons, responsible beings who do not run away from life. –Paul Tournier

Poets have been mysteriously quiet on the subject of cheese. –G.K. Chesterton

Unless I’m wrong, which, you know, I’m not… –Adrian Monk

Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions. The notions will all be knocked from under our feet. We shall see that there never was any problem. —C.S. Lewis

‎We should be teaching students how to think. Instead, we are teaching them what to think. —Clement and Lochhead

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. —John Kenneth Galbraith

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little. —Edmund Burke

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.” —John Wesley

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.  —Antisthenes

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.   —Anatole France

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.  —Anonymous

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  —Henry Brooks Adams

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. —Albert Einstein

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. —Vernon Law

Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively. —R.D. Clyde

Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don’t know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. —Sir William Haley

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. —Horace Mann

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