Quotes of presidents...

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."--George Washington

"Facts are stubborn things."--John Adams

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."--Abraham Lincoln

"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."--FDR

"A child miseducated is a child lost."--JFK

"My fellow citizens, our Nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right and do it with all our might. Let history say of us, "These were golden years - when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, when America reached for her best."--Ronald Regan

"Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country."--William J. Clinton

"Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do."--Barack Obama 
"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was."
"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

"You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality." 

"and in the end, it's not the years in your life that counts. It's the life in your years."
"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine."--Robert C. Gallagher
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."--Sylvia Plath
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."--John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”--Plato
"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."--James Bryce

"The winds gives me enough fallen leaves to make a fire"--Ryokan

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns."--George Eliot

"About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age."

"I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone. "--Rene Auberjonois

"But usually I begin things through a drawing, so a lot of things are worked out in the drawing. But even then, I still allow for and want to make changes. "--Roy Lichtenstein

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."--Maya Angelou
"Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking."--Scarecrow

"Flowers have an expression of countenance as mush as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock."--Henry Ward Beecher
"Sunflowers bring the hope of hot summers end and the welcome of autumn."--unknown
"Whatever you are, be a good one."--Lincoln
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."--Warren DeMike  
"The more you know, the more you can create."--Julia Child
--Shakespeare (Winter's Tale)
"Music clouds the intellect but clarifies the heart."--Edward Abbey

"A spark neglected makes a mighty fire."--Robert Herrick

 "I like receiving a letter and knowing myself loved."--Virginia Woolf
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."--Aristotle
"We do not see things as they are; we see them as we are."--Talmud

 "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."--George Bernard Shaw
"In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it."--Julia Cameron

"We must always change, renew, rejuveinate ourselves; otherwise we harden."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Gardening in about enjoying the smell of thing growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity."--Lindley Karstens

  "A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away."--Eudora Welty
"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."--Georgia O'Keeffe
"Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure."--Taylor Caldwell
"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous."--Bill Moyers
"At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself."--Albert Einstein
"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company."--Anonymous
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."--Maya Angelou 
"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken."--Frank Herbert
"Think left and think right. Think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up is only you try."--Dr. Suess 
"Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions."--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."--Native American Proverb
"A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education."--Smiley Blanton 
"There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of imagination."--R.W.Emerson
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."--Edison

"Every day is Earth day."--unknown

"Truly it may be said that the outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man."--George Wherry

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” --Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” — Albert Einstein  
"Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music."--Julia Child

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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