Some of my favourite quotes

Between stimulus and response is the freedom to choose. – Victor E. Frankl
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. – Albert Schweitzer
Useful for all sorts of things, including happiness.

Work is love made visible. – Kahlil Gibran
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Many people seem to think that work is a burden. It doesn’t have to be.

Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from bad decisions. – Unknown
Everything can be a learning experience.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Good for teaching.

Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II
Loss sharpens joy.

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – JD Salinger
If you find what you look for, you might as well look for good things.

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. – Oscar Wilde
Always a good reminder.

Take the first circus. Make more pots. Build a cathedral. - random bits from my favourite teaching stories

Never get used up

While in a client’s office, I noticed this quote:

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer, German-French theologian, musician, philosopher and physician (1875-1965)

Albert Schweitzer also said, “A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.“

I’m going to be one of those, going through life without ever getting used up, and I’m going to spark (good) fire in as many people as I can. =)

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.

Robert Fulghum (1937-), It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, cited in http://www.quotationspage.com/mqotd/2008-01-04.html

Some of my favorite quotes

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

Carl Jung

There’s a story of a tech-support representative who kept a stuffed toy on his desk. When users approached with questions, he required that they ask the question of the stuffed toy before bothering him. The stuffed toy allegedly had an 80% success rate…

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