Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Make the most of yourself..."

Savannah, my daughter, just started 4th grade on Monday. She was given a homework folder and on the back are a list of great quotes. I'd like to share them with you, my favorites indicated in blue.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you-
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good character consists of knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good-
Thomas Lickona

Hate is like acid.It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the object on which it is poured- Ann Landers

People need to respect each other's concerns and differences. And frankly, there's far more in common than divides us- David Dinkins

Parents can only give advice or put kids on the right path, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands- Ann Frank

Words can destroy. What we call each other ultimately becomes what we think of each other, and it matters- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it-
Helen Keller

We must use our lives to make the world a better place, not just acquire things-
Delores Huerta

To do good in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning in your life- Paula P. Brownlee

This above all: to thine own self be true-
William Shakespeare

Do you have a favorite quote? Please share any really good ones, or pick your favorite from this list.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dance like no one is watching
Love like you have never been hurt
Work like you don't need the money
Love you Fab!!!

FAB said...

Love you too anonymous-I know who you are! Awesome quote!

rickismom said...

Nice Quotes!

My favorite:
"The one who gives, loves. The best relationship between husband and wife is obtained when each practice the virtue of giving."- Rabbi Dessler

"Give up and Let G-d". (I post this on my fridge when I've done all I can and now I have to wait the outcome.)

" Look at the day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It is a day when you have had everything to do and you have done it." -Margaret Thatcher

FAB said...

Love the quotes! I like your idea about posting the quote on the fridge, I may have to borrow that from you!

aoc gold said...

At The Seaside

(1)

When I was down beside the sea

A wooden spade they gave to me

To dig the sandy shore.

(2)

The holes were empty like a cup

In every hole the sea camp up,

Till it could come no more.

-----by age of conan