Please add and discuss your favorite INSPIRATIONAL quotes here:

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."

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“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~Albert Einstein

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

Teachers inspire the smallest hearts to grow big enough to change the world.
~Paula J. Fox

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss

"Politics is said to be the oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
— Ronald Reagan

‎"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." ~Arnold H. Glasow

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Wayne Dyer

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
~Alan Alda

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." -Einstein

"Do or do not, there is no try." Master Yoda

"Any teacher that can be replaced by technology, deserves to be." - David Thornburg

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. -Eleanor Roosevelt

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. -Geddy Lee

Jeff Bezos, "It's more important to be kind than to be clever."

It's not what we leave our kids; it's what we leave within them that counts.
~Valerie Sokolosky

A man needs a little madness or else he never dares to cut the rope & be free. -Nikos Kazantazkis

“I know that u blieve u understnd what u think I said, but I'm not sure u realize that what u heard isn't what I meant.” R. McCloskey

There is a difference between knowing the path & walking the path. -Morpheus

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Elbert Hubbard

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." ~ Albert Einstein

‎"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
-Abraham Lincoln

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over whichI have control — myself. ~Stephen Covey

"We can love completely without complete understanding." - A River Runs Through It

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. -Aristotle

Nothing great was ever achieved
without enthusiasm.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. - Mark Twain

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time
with a tremendous whack.
~ Winston Churchill

He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. PROVERBS 10:9

Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions." ~Anonymous

Against the force of laughter nothing can stand.
~ Mark Twain

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!" - Peter Senge

“Don't feel entitled to anything you don't sweat and struggle for.”
- Marian Wright Edelman

"What is essential is invisible to the eye" from The LIttle Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito"
- Anita Roddick

We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.
~ Abraham Lincoln

Knowing your peace of mind is up to you, not the world, is the most powerful and secure state of mind you can achieve.
~ Lee Jampolsky

"Some days, doing "the best we can" may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect on any front-and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else. "
Fred Rogers

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."
Fred Rogers

"Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. "
Fred Rogers

"LEADERSHIP is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." Eisenhower

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
~ Napoleon Hill

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
~ Indira Gandhi

First we make our attitudes. Then our attitudes make us.
~ Denis Waitley

Everything comes to him who hustles
while he waits.
~ Thomas Edison

We become what we think about.
~ Earl Nightingale

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." -Woodrow Wilson

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. - Alfred Painter

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
~ Albert Einstein

Always do right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest.
~ Mark Twain

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
~ Clint Eastwood

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.
~ Jerry Rice

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read." ~ Mark Twain

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
~ Abraham Lincoln

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it's expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
~ George Washington Carver

Only three percent of adults have written goals, and everyone else works for them.
~ Brian Tracy

Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Happiness…is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living.
~ Haim Ginott

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

Say no to anything that is not a high-value use of your time and your life.
~ Brian Tracy

“I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us… if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.”
~Christopher Reeve

Finding Joy quotes:

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you.
~ Lee J. Colan

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

Whatever you are, be a good one - Abraham Lincoln

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” Florence Nightingale

Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.
~ Mac Anderson

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
~ Zig Ziglar

You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a firewithin.
~ Bob Nelson

“It’s up to you to illumine the earth.”
~Philippe Vensier

Commit to taking total responsibility for everything that happens to you. This one change in thinking has the power to launch
you to the world-class level faster than any other single idea.
~Steve Siebold

Thoreau: “As a single footstep will not make a path, a single thought will not make a pathway..."

Stay away from people who belittle your ambitions...the really great, make you feel like you can become great -Mark #twain

"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."
- Albert Einstein

Great Quotes by Great Leaders (awesome presentation):

“It is a little embarrassing, that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give to people is to try to be a little kinder to each other.”
Aldous Huxley
"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else."
~ Lee Iacocca, American business executive

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."~ A. A. Milne
"Tough times don't last, tough people do" ~ Gregory Peck

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
Albert Einstein

“You never know when one kind act, orone word of encouragement, can change a life forever.” Zig Ziglar
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Albert Einstein

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
Albert Einstein

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.
Albert Einstein

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.
~Jerry Rice

Only you can make you happy.
~Marty Martinson

Attitudes truly are contagious, and from time to time we need to ask ourselves, "Is mine worth catching?"
~Mac Anderson

I am here to tell you, to promise you in fact, that simple, tiny changes made one minute at a time, one experience at a time, will positively change your life and every outcome of every experience, in powerful (though sometimes subtle) ways.
~Karen Casey

If you are compassionate in your approach to all tasks in life, believing that all "problems" contain valuable lessons, you will find peace of mind.
~Dr. Lee Jampolsky

"**The important thing is not to stop questioning.** " ~ Albert Einstein

"We should be teaching students how to think. Instead, we are teaching them what to think." Clement and Lochhead, 1980, Cognitive Process Instruction.

If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. -John Dewey

"Who is asking the most questions in your classroom? Who is doing the most thinking in your classroom?" Tim Tyson

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer