Harry Wong
Dec 2017
Vol 14 No 4

Apple Seeds – 60 Quotes for Educators

By Barb Stutesman

November 2017

11-01: Go out and do for others what somebody did for you. ~ Randy Pausch

11-02: The first step in making any wish come true is giving it a voice. ~ Teri Goggin

11-03: Softly breathes the west wind beside the ruddy forest, / Taking leaf by leaf from

the branches where he flies. / Sweetly streams the sunshine, this third day of

November, / Through the golden haze of the quiet autumn skies. ~ William Cullen Bryant

11-04: There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

~ Walter Cronkite

11-05: Time is making fools of us again. ~ J. K. Rowling

11-06: Search for things that can’t be done, and do them. ~ Harry Grey

11-07: We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently

selecting our leaders. ~ Walter Cronkite

11-08: Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. ~ Randy Pausch

11-09: Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to do whatever it takes to

make them come true. ~ Leon J. Suenens

11-10: I have come to regard November as the older, harder person’s October. I appreciate

the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place

than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of

summer’s death as winter tightens its grip. ~ Henry Rollins

11-11: How important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya


11-12: Just try to pursue excellence with no excuses. ~ Bill Campbell

11-13: The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life. ~ Robert Browning

11-14: How do you want to be remembered? ~ Kobi Yamada

11-15: Often think of the worst-case scenario, the “Eaten By Wolves Factor.” ~ Randy


11-16: I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. ~ Whoopi Goldberg

11-17: There is a touch of November in the air, chill enough to have a slight tang, like properly

aged cider. ~ Hal Borland

11-18: The only failure is to grow old and not to have tried. ~ Beatrice Colen

11-19: I’d rather be sorry for something I did than for something I didn’t do. ~ Red Scott

11-20: Great hopes make great lives. ~ Dan Zadra

11-21: We don’t know who we truly are until we see what we can truly do. ~ Martha Grimes

11-22: Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ John F. Kennedy

11-23: I do invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are

at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the

last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise. ~ Abraham Lincoln

11-24: Life shouldn’t be printed on dollar bills. ~ Clifford Odets

11-25: No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, / No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, /

November! ~ Thomas Hood

11-26: One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist is if you have a good contingency plan

for when all hell breaks loose. ~ Randy Pausch

11-27: Consider today – Cyber Monday – a kinder, gentler version of Black Friday. ~ AnnaMaria


11-28: Every now and then, bite off more than you can chew. ~ Kobi Yamada

11-29: When you go into the wilderness, the only thing you can count on is what you take with

you. And essentially, the wilderness is anywhere but your home or office. ~ Randy Pausch

11-30: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

October 2016

10-02: Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

~ Dr. Karl Menninger

10-03: We need heart-to-heart resuscitation. ~ Ram Dass

10-04: Be kind to one another. ~ Jim Henson

10-05: Indirect learning is what some people 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.~ Randy Pausch

10-06: Forgiveness is the finding again of a lost possession. ~ Friedrich Schiller

10-07: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

10-08: Those whom we support hold us up in life. ~ Marie Ebner von Eshenbach

10-09: You will never be given a problem or an opportunity without at the same time being

provided with everything you need to handle it. ~ Dan Zadra

10-10: One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a

very long time. ~ André Gide

10-11: You are loved. If so, what else matters? ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

10-12: One good deed leads to another and one transgression to another. ~ Simon ben Azzai

10-13: 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

10-14: October gave a party;/The leaves by hundreds came. ~ George Cooper

10-15: How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it! ~ George Elliston

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: There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the

beginning. ~ Louis L’Amour

10-18: Here is the test to determine whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re

alive, it isn’t. ~ Richard Bach

10-19: It’s easy to look smart when you’re parroting smart people. ~ Randy Pausch

10-20: If only all the hands that reach could touch. ~ Mary A. Loberg

10-21: Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between summer

and winter. ~ Carol Bishop Hipps

10-22: Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn’t conceive of a miracle if none

had ever happened. ~ Libbie Fudim

10-23: Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer. ~ Louise L. Hay

10-24: Feelings are everywhere. Be gentle. ~ J. Masai

10-25: When the friendly lights go out, there is a light by which the heart sees. ~ Olga


10-26: Sometimes the most impenetrable brick walls are made of flesh. ~ Randy Pausch

10-27: Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that can be counted counts.

~ Albert Einstein

10-28: October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. ~ Nova Bair

10-29: There are no mistakes. There are only yearnings and learnings. ~ Brooks Nelson

10-30: “What is life’s heaviest burden?” asked the child. “To have nothing to carry,” answered

the old man. ~ Stewart Bowers

10-31: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, / Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight

is Hallowe’en!”. ~ Dexter Kozen



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