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Mr. Mathot's Favorite Quotes (Pg. 4)

"How you spend your time is far more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever." - David B. Norris

"Happiness comes from the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed." - Margaret Storm Jameson

"There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." - Thoreau

"People hear only what they want to hear, see only what they want to see, but speak of what they have never heard of or seen." - Bart Tomczyk

"Insecurity lies in the belief that our flaws are evident." - JPCM

Passed along by J. Jensen

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time." Winston Churchill

"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." Plato

"Associate yourself with people of good quality; it is better to be alone than in bad company." George WAshington

Passed along by K. Salter

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do not be afraid to close your eyes and dream, yet don't hesitate to open your eyes & accomplish." Sean Combs

"Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. Nobody can tell the difference." K. Salter

Passed along by J. Bai

"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow." - Alice M. Swaim

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” - Ziggy (Tom Wilson)

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” - C.S. Lewis

On Nature

Can't buy what I want because it is free. Pearl Jam

Nature, its all around me. The Samples

On Thoughts & Thinking

"They are able because they think they are able." Virgil

"What provokes thought is good, for good thoughts are the offering of provocation." JPCM

"Thoughts hold us, turn us, struggle with us until we can become our thoughts." JPCM

"Thoughts make a man.  A thoughtless man does not exist long in a world that thinks." JPCM

"Man is nothing more than the thoughts he thinks and the actions he performs." JPCM

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpretations of their thoughts." John Locke

"We all need to be able to think, to dream, to wonder." Frank Herbert (author of Dune)


Last updated September 10, 2013