Apple Seeds – Quotes for EducatorsBy Barb Stutesman
In case you missed them, here are the daily Apple Seed quotes posted by Barb S./ret. on the main chatboard during last month. Enjoy! Please add your favorite quote in the Comments section at the bottom of this page.
10-01: To teach people how to develop self-esteem, you give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process. ~ Randy Pausch
10-02: Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. ~ H. L. Mencken
10-03: Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a
mosaic of them all. ~ Stanley Horowitz
10-04: One good deed leads to another and one transgression to another.
~ Simon ben Azzai
10-05: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller
10-06: Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The
miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
~ Haim G. Ginott
10-07: Bad weather always looks worse through a window. ~ John Kieran
10-08: If I work hard enough, there will be things I can do tomorrow that I can’t do
today. ~ Randy Pausch
10-09: A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.
~ Chinese proverb
10-10: October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. ~ Nova Bair
10-11: Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the
impossible. ~ St. Francis of Assisi
10-12: Columbus gave the world another world. ~ George Santayana
10-13: Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
~ Chinese proverb
10-14: The important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the
individual and the significance of her/his life to her/himself and to others.
~ Grayson Kirk
10-15: Indirect learning is what some like to call a “head fake”. There are two kinds of
head fake. The first is literal. It’s like a magician using misdirection. The
second kind of head fake is the REALLY important one – the one that teaches
people things they don’t realize they’re learning until well into the process.
~ Rand Pausch
10-16: The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what
s/he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them
while they do it. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
10-17: October gave a party, and leaves by hundreds came. ~ George Cooper
10-18: A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. ~ Chinese proverb
10-19: The most important educational experience happening to a student is her/his teacher. ~ Virgil E. Herrick
10-20: Pay attention to the small things – the kite flies because of its tail. ~ Hawaiian proverb
10-21: How far you go in life depends upon 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
10-22: The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. ~ Randy Pausch
10-23: Your friend is the person who knows all about you and still likes you. ~ Elbert Hubbard
10-24: Autumn is the mellow season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
~ Samuel Butler
10-25: You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out, the
moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in
the spirit of love. ~ Henry Drummond
10-26: Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~ Mark Twain
10-27: The best place to succeed is where you are with what you have. ~ Charles Schwab
10-28: Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as to
think. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
10-29: It’s easy to look smart when you’re parroting smart people. ~ Randy Pausch
10-30: Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking perfect pause between
summer and winter. ~ Carol Bishop Hipps
10-31: A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
~ Erma Bombeck