Inspirational Quotes

What the Buddha didn't say. -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
There's no place like OHM.

My quote -- James
what it is that you want isnt always what you get, yet what you get is pretty much always what you want. Make sure what you get is worth wanting and what you want is worth getting

Motivation Tips -- Sa
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Anecdotes and the Sharp Wit of a Teacher Poet Thinker -- EOA UK
Anecdotes and Wisdom, Wit, Humor, Satire, Quotes, Jokes of the late witty Orhan Seyfi Ari Fedai, Halkin Sesi -27 Dec. 92 He always wore a smile... In his articles little stories, jokes, humor, ...

How To Use Quotations Effectively? -- Brenda Wilson
Quotations are the repetition of words used by somebody in the past. When you repeat the speech or spoken words of a character from a play or novel, you are said to be quoting that character. Use of ...

ThinkExist.com: New Sex and the City Quotes Collection -- Mark Lugris
ThinkExist.com offers an unparalleled collection of Sex and The City quotes. Featuring the best sound bites from Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha, our quotes selection also showcases some of ...

Tax Jokes and Quotes -- Richard A. Chapo
Do you realize that some tax forms ask you to check a box if you are BLIND? Quote: Two years ago it was impossible to get through on the phone to the IRS. Now it's just hard to get through. ...

Where Do You Get Your Daily Success Quotes? -- Helene Malmsio
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Funny Baseball Quotes -- Aron Wallad
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. - Earl Wilson When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball." - Willie Stargell, 1981 When ...

Evolutionary Limerick - quote -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
A bump on a frog is a wart Two snakes all entwined will contort Reptilia pantropical was a subject most topical But Mamalia now holds the fort 1979 You can use this with advanced adult learners. Some ...

Evolution of Complexity - quote -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Cells bees ants & nations, these are trials of integation.

For Brainwashed Believers - quote -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Follow Me: No gods to construct. We manufacture luck. There is no fate but what we make. Think hard and show some pluck!

A Philosophy (or mantra) for Earth - quote -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Nurture Nature and Nature Will Nurture.

The Key to Relationships - quote -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Less I and me, more us and we.

Top 25 Children Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." -- Franklin P. Adams "A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine." -- Anonymous ...

Top 15 Valentines Day Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were." -- Anonymous "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what ...

Heroes - Heroism Quotations - Top 45 -- Danielle Hollister
"You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us." -- C. D. Andrews "Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy - common clay, ...

Graduation Quotations - Top 35 -- Danielle Hollister
"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors! " -- Louisa May Alcott "Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues." -- Anonymous "The purpose of a ...

Top 40 Marriage Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"Is it better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. " -- Anonymous "All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult. " -- Anonymous "Getting ...

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets -- Danielle Hollister
"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history." -- Aristotle "Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary ...

Top 20 Love Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person." -- Margaret Anderson "Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be ...

Top 20 New Years Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold." -- Anonymous "People are so worried about what ...

Top 50 Christmas Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it ...

Top 15 Goals Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
Examine your own personal goals and find methods to achieve your desires with these valuable quotations about setting goals... "The most important thing about having goals is having one." -- Geoffrey ...

Top 50 Music Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
Discover the phenomenonal complexity of music and reflect on the way it can positively influence your life with this sound collection of riveting quotes... "Music, the greatest good that mortals ...

Top 20 Dog Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
Get to know your beloved dog better with these insightful quotations all about your best four-legged friend... " A wise man associating with the vicious becomes an idiot; a dog travelling with good ...

Top 20 Poetry Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets with this special collection of evocative quotations... "A poet is someone who is astonished by everything." -- Anonymous "Reality only ...

Top 15 Cat Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
Gain some insight into how your favorite feline actually feels about you and life in general with these enlightening quotations about cats... "Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message ...

Top 40 Health Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year." -- Franklin P. Adams "He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything." -- Arabian Proverb "To get ...

St. Patrick's Day Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody." -- Brendan Behan(1923-1964) - Irish dramatist, author "In order to ...

Top 25 Happiness Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
"There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all." --Anonymous "Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response." -- Mildred Barthel "Happiness is good health and ...

Top 15 Inspirational Quotations -- Danielle Hollister
Get inspired and lift your spirits with these positive quotations that will surely stimulate your soul and perhaps motivate your mind... "No bird soars too high if he soars on his own wings." -- ...

Humor Quotations - Top 35 Funny Quotations by Famous Comedians -- Danielle Hollister
"Education is worth a whole lot. Just think - with enough education and brains the average man would make a good lawyer - and so would the average lawyer." -- Grace Allen (Gracie) "It's foolish ...

Quotes to Think About -- Robert Baird
INSPIRATIONAL COMMENTS: There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle ...

Why Read Inspirational Quotes? -- Steven Gillman
Maybe you've heard this one: "What does it profit a man to have gained the whole world, and to have lost his soul?" - Jesus Christ Inspirational quotes and sayings from the present day or ...

My Top 10 Quotes for Living Well! -- Philip E. Humbert
Over the years many people have offered their models of the "Good Life", and some have left quotes that nicely summarize important truths. The following are ten of my personal favorites. 1. Know ...

When I get back to the USA, -- R747
When I get back to the USA, I plan to get a snowball rolling....MAYBE. I'll mail a letter I've already composed to the Washington Post detailing my experiences as an English teacher in ...

happyness -- Snejana Bogdanova
Stability ,boldness,accomplishment of large and small plans,initiatives and projects(compared to my life so far) Settlement of important problems(personal as well) Knowledge,discovery,all sorts of ...

I'd have taught maybe 5 out of 535 students all year. - quote -- R747
"I didn't come to Thailand to change Thailand. I came to change perhaps ONE person's life (besides my own)--that's all I hope to do. After a year in the trenches, I think I've changed ...

Success and Failure Quote - quote *Link* -- M. Anthony
Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick. ~ Laurence Shames

Sometimes teaching english abroad - quote -- By: Mike Jones - teacher in Korea
In Response To: I'm already there - ESL discussion (Rheno747) Sometimes teaching english abroad sucks and sometimes it's OK. Best thing is to realize sooner than later that it is time to go ...

When you are travelling, - quote -- by: Bob Mc. (teacher)
When you are travelling, temporary working, studying in a foreign country, familiarize yourself with the way of life there. Respect that countrys laws, religions, culture, class structure and ...

Most English teachers in Asia are - quote -- by: Jeff (teacher in Asia)
Most English teachers in Asia are fat, food and beer are cheap. Otherwise theres really no reason to be here..

Most of the salary can easily be saved up. - quote -- by Greg - teacher in Korea
Ulsan, Korea - ESL discussion In Response To: korea or japan - ESL discussion (koko) It depends on your lifestyle, of course, but I have managed to save over $10 000 Canadian in my first year here, ...

taiwan is not cheap - quote -- by boss (unknown location)
In Response To: Taiwan Prices - ESL discussion (Rheno747) stay away from the big cities and eat taiwanese food

Hey, when you finally get this mess cleaned up - quote -- Rheno747 - teacher in Korea
In Response To: Regarding Visa - ESL discussion (Please help us!) Hey, when you finally get this mess cleaned up, give us a post. I'd like to know what was going on and how it was resolved. If ...

Who knows what else they can get away with.... -- by Elephant (teacher in Thailand)
Who knows what else they can get away with....or think they can get away with. I, too, have heard of such tales coming out of Japan and South Korea.

I hope I've covered all the bases. - quote -- by RhenoKorean (teacher in Korea)
I hope I've covered all the bases. I hope I've gotten my point across. Take my advice and avoid Thailand if you're serious about teaching.

I think what I'd do -- by RhenoKorean (teacher in Korea)
In Response To: Visa - ESL discussion (Please help us!) I think what I'd do is head for your native country's embassy and talk to somebody about your visa problems.

Perhaps the thing to do - quote -- by Dos (teacher in China)
Perhaps the thing to do is find another school who may be able to do something for you. Otherwise, you are in trouble.

Do not generalize - quote -- teacher quote
Do not generalize on just a few cases of teachers that you see. What you are doing is like saying that the whole population of a country are idiots when you actually only saw 3 people goofing around.

teaching - quote -- John
teaching English is NOT fun. Travelling is. John in Korea

You must be the change - quote -- PT
You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you do will be insignificant - quote -- PT
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi

Never talk defeat. - quote -- W. italy
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

teach abroad - quote -- teacher x
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

Resist that impulse to give advice. - quote -- eagle23
Resist that impulse to give advice. Others need to make mistakes to learn sometimes.

If it smells - quote -- rob (in japan)
If it smells like fish maybe it is a little fishee.

Don't say too much, - quote -- P
Don't say too much, cross that bridge when come to it.

Taking chances - quote -- Bret K.
Taking chances might help you stumble on something brilliant. Dare to experiment.

stop expecting - quote -- fan
stop expecting someone else to do what you will not!

Just stay - quote -- Vick
Just stay within reasonable bounds -- you don't want to get caught in an awkward position/situation.

Good entrepreneurs - quote -- master
Good entrepreneurs usually fail first then succeed with the wisdom gained from earlier failures. Keep going guys and gals.

The Sixth C - quote -- Chi Hung
Always aim for the 5Cs in life, Calm, Confidence, Committment, Concentration and Continuation, but own the 6th: Compassion

Engraved - quote *Link* -- telma
I shall write my troubles in sand and my victories in stone

decision - quote -- yy
Just because you can't make up your mind doesn't mean you want someone else making the decision for you.

IF - quote -- Dan
IF it makes any sense, maybe we'll buy into it.

Rein in the impulse - quote -- flex
Rein in the impulse to brag about your latest, greatest accomplishment. Why tempt fate when you can quietly feel satisfied -- and start planning your next big thing?

change - quote -- dell
You cannot change a problem if you do not acknowledge it.

LIve the today as it comes - quote -- anne
We should learn to live in the present , we always in the future and/or in the past.Forgeting the very day you are in. The LOrd said do not worry about tomorrow because you do not know if it will ...

Teaching should be - quote -- zen
Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. Unknown

Good teachers - quote -- zen
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. Bob Talbert

Success - quote -- Michelle Hornbuckle
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.

teachers quote - quote -- victor
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward

Growth - Quote -- Gill Edwards
Our Higher Self, which loves us unconditionally, yearns for us to learn and grow and if we refuse to grow through joy, it will reluctantly send us struggle. Illness, suffering, emotional trauma... ...

The silence of our friends - Quote -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who dare - Quote -- Robert F. Kennedy
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy

Expect people to be better - Quote -- Merry Browne
Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be dissapointed when they're not; it helps them to keep trying. Merry Browne

My message - Quote -- Solomon Burke
My message has always been the same. Learn to love, learn to care, learn to share. Understand that pain will come, understand that suffering is part of the price we pay, but we can turn things ...

A man may die - Quote -- John F. Kennedy
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. - John F. Kennedy

I hear and I forget - Quote -- Confucius
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius

Your name was whispered... - Quote -- Michael Dooley
Your name was whispered before you were born, And out from the mist your image took form. The Spirit of Life had begun its quest, To know of itself through the ultimate test: A Being of Light set ...

The ultimate dance - Quote -- Gabrielle Roth
It's beautiful to dance alone, beautiful to dance with your children, beautiful to dance with your friends, beautiful to dance with your lover, or even collectively. But the ultimate dance is the ...

Creation - Quote -- Carl Gustav Jung
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.

What makes you happy - Quote -- Dale Carnegie
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Try and fail - Quote -- Lloyd Jones
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

Emotional health - Quote -- M. Scott Peck
Emotional sickness is avoiding reality at any cost. Emotional health is facing reality at any cost.

Respect -- Mark Clement
Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.

Respect -- Alfred Nobel
It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.

Respect -- Ayn Rand
If one doesn't respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.

Respect -- Herbert Henry Lehman
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.

Respect -- U. Thant
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.

Respect -- Anna Gould
Be beautiful if you can, Wise if you want to... But be respected-that is essential.

You must be the change -- Mahatma Gandhi
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Opportunity -- Helen Schucman
Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. Helen Schucman

If our thoughts dwell on poverty -- James Van Praagh
If our thoughts dwell on poverty and illness, we will draw these conditions to us. If we elevate our thoughts to a higher frequency level, we will reap harmony and abundance. This is a fixed ...

The pessimist and the optimist -- Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill (1874-1965)

The man that can smile in trouble -- Thomas Paine
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. Thomas Paine

Courage -- Andrew Jackson
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

Courage -- Charles Swindoll
Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining ...

Courage -- Seneca
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. Seneca

Safety -- Tacitus
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Tacitus Roman historian

Mystery -- Charles de Gaulle
There can be no power without mystery. There must always be a 'something' which others cannot altogether fathom, which puzzles them, stirs them, and rivets their attention.... Nothing more ...

The direction of one's dreams -- Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

Where you come from -- Unknown
Where you come from Is not nearly as important As where you are going. Unknown

The most important asset -- Firestone
Capital isn't so important in business. Experience isn't so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and ...

The prime condition of success -- Andrew Carnegie
Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that ...

Leadership -- John Kenneth Galbraith
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the ...

Employ in everything a certain casualness -- Castiglione
Sprezzatura (unstudied nonchalance): Employ in everything a certain casualness which conceals art and creates the impression that what is done and said is accomplished without effort and without its ...

Blessings -- Dickens
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens

One man thinks he can -- Henry Ford
One man thinks he CAN, while another thinks he CANNOT; both are CORRECT. Henry Ford

Every blade of grass -- Talmud
Every blade of grass has an angel that tells it to grow, grow, grow. Talmud

A tiny ripple of hope -- Robert Kennedy
Each time a (hu)man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. Robert F. Kennedy

I dream things that never were -- George Bernard Shaw
Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not? George Bernard Shaw

The road less traveled by -- Robert Frost
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

Il depend de celui qui passe (in French) -- Paul Valry
Il depend de celui qui passe Que je sois tombe ou tresor Que je parle ou me taise Ceci n'en tient qu'a toi, ami N'entre pas sans desir Paul Valry

I have nothing to offer but ... -- Winston Churchill
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill (1874-1965)

It is not the strongest of the species that survives -- Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-82)

We become what we think -- Buddha
We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think. Buddha (563?-483? BC)

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. -- Goethe
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, ...

When you are facing a personal difficulty -- Martia Nelson
When you are facing a personal difficulty, you can stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and - without denying any of your distress - choose for that situation to be a vehicle for deep empowerment. ...

You gain strength -- Eleanor Roosevelt
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States

Life is a battle -- Henry David Thoreau
Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and ...

Empires of the future -- Winston Churchill
The empires of the future are empires of the mind. Winston Churchill

All men dream: but not equally -- T.E. Lawrence
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may ...

Keep away -- Mark Twain
Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

The most powerful weapon -- Marshal Foch
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Destiny -- William Jennings Bryan
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

Life's worth -- Unknown
No one ever finds life worth living He/she has to make it worth living. Unknown

Self-pity -- Eugene H. Peterson
Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings; self-pity is possibly the most ignoble . . . . [It] is an incapacity, a crippling emotional disease that severely distorts our ...
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