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Daily Quotes

I’ve had to do some reorganizing in one of my Quote books and there were some quotes that I thought that I would share with you today.

 

“Life’s journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed; the courage to say no; the courage to say yes.  Decisions do determine destiny.”

Thomas S Monson

As most of us know; our daily life is not always straight forward, nor is it a bed of roses, or maybe it is, since roses do have thorns, (most types do).  So we often have to make decisions based on the information we have to hand at the time.  Not all of them will be the right decision, but we can always reassess that decision when we have further information.

To follow another line of thought I came across two quotes from one of my favorite comedians, Robin Williams, taken from his character in the movie, “Dead Poets Society,”

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Robin Williams

This is so true.  History shows what idea’s and words can do.  All the tools, inventions, Technology etc, come because of an idea that some one has had. e.g. Thomas Edison – The electric light bulb.  The same is true of words, one of the greatest playwrights of the western world; William Shakespeare, is great example of the power of words in our modern age.  Words have the power to uplift us or bring us down, words do carry weight let no one try to convince you otherwise.

Also this quote, again from “Dead Poets Society,” but this time talking about the pupose of education.

“I thought the purpose of education was to learn to think for yourself.”

 

– Dead Poets Society                                                                           Robin Williams

Well thats all from me for now, Adieu till the next time.

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Quotes Of The Day

Over the years that I have been collecting quotes there are a few that have stuck in my mind. For example when I was serving as a missionary for my church, I came across this quote which came to mean a lot to me then and still does.

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know much you care.”

As a teacher, especially as a young teacher it can be very difficult to convince others that you can teach them something that will be of great benifit in their lives and in the lives of their families. As the quote above says; if people know that you care about them, then it is a lot easier to teach them something that is of value, such as truth & increased knowledge and understanding.

Sometimes there are thoughts that can have a great deal of meaning to you and can sit in your mind.  Like the following thought.

“You can dodge your responsibilities, but you can’t dodge the consequences of dodging your responsibilities.”

So if you are ever asked to do something and don’t want to do it.  Consider first if it worth the consequences  of not doing it.  Or for that matter anything we do in life has a consequence, the question we need to ask ourselves; is the consequence of doing or not doing a particular action or task good or bad.

Thats all from me for now; until the next time I bid you Adieu!

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Quote of The Day

I have been trying to think of a quote or two that i could share with you all. but while I have had several thoughts on the matter I couldn’t decide on any specific type of quote.  So I decided to share a few quotes that have come to mean a lot to me.

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

I came across this quote in my 20’s and has always mean’t a lot to me.  Having a an interest in teaching this has served as a guide when I do teach others.  I try to show them that I am interested in them as people, not just students or persons to pound a few idea’s into their heads.

“When one door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”

As a researcher this quote reminds me to remember to look at other sources when I come up against a dead end or as the quote goes a closed door. And I find that it reminds me to keep looking when I start to feel discouraged.

Thats all from me for now. See you next time.

 

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