[I Would Be The Most Content If My Children Grew Up To Be The Kind Of People Who Think Decorating Consists Mostly Of Building Enough Bookshelves.]

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Phillip Done Quotes

"The main reason I became a teacher is that I like being the first one to introduce kids to words and music and people and numbers and concepts and idea that they have never heard about or thought about before. I like being the first one to tell them about Long John Silver and negative numbers and Beethoven and alliteration and "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" and similes and right angles and Ebenezer Scrooge. . . Just think about what you know today. You read. You write. You work with numbers. You solve problems. We take all these things for granted. But of course you havent always read. You havent always known how to write. You werent born knowing how to subtract 199 from 600. Someone showed you. There was a moment when you moved from not knowing to knowing, from not understanding to understanding. Thats why I became a teacher."

Christy Salomein Quotes

"Life is just one big fight, and giving up puts us nowhere near of winning that fight"

King Solomon Quotes

"Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel."

Jane Wyman Quotes

"The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being."

David Craig Quotes

"John Hodgson can describe Richard Dawkinss atheism as vacuous only because atheist is a term which non-believers use purely as a polemical convenience when we have to define concisely what we dont believe [...]. No atheist is principally that. What wed want to call ourselves is humanist or materialist, or biologist or linguist, or for that matter socialist, because one or more of these, or something else again, is what we do and think and are. We have purely and simply finished with God, to adapt a phrase of Engelss."

Aki Kaurismaki Quotes

"The shot [in the 1956 film Written on the Wind] with Dorothy Malone walking down the stairs makes all rock videos ever after resemble forgotten, anemic nuns."

Jane Seabrook Quotes

"Smile first thing in the morning, get it over with."

Ruth Bell Graham Quotes

"Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid(as were inclined to do),I do not need a handsome manbut let him be like You;I do not need one big and strongnor yet so very tall,nor need he be some genius,or wealthy, Lord, at all;but let his head be high, dear God,and let his eye be clear,his shoulders straight, whateer his state,whateer his earthly sphere;and let his face have character,a ruggedness if soul,and let his whole life show, dear God,a singleness of goal;then when he comes(as he will come)with quiet eyes aglow,Ill understand that hes the manI prayed for long ago."

Protagoras Quotes

"Concerning the gods I cannot know either that they exist or that they do not exist, or what form they might have, for there is much to prevent ones knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the shortness of mans life."

Abel Adamu Buba Quotes

"If you care about peoples approbation, you will become their slave for life."

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Quotes About Prisoners Rights

"Since 2001, the U.S. government has abandoned its role as a champion of human rights and has perpetrated terrible and illegal abuses in prisons in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, sent prisoners secretly to other nations to be tortured, denied the applicability of the Geneva Convention restraints, and severely restricted time-honored civil liberties within our own country. Certain political leaders of other nations, who are inclined to perpetrate human rights abuses to quiet dissenting voices and were previously restrained by positive influence from Washington, now feel free to emulate or exceed the abuses approved by American leaders." - Author: Jimmy Carter

Quotes About Honor Among Thieves

"He was as yet not sufficiently experienced in ruffianism to know that one villain always sacrifices another to advance his own project; he was credulous enough to believe in the old adage of honor amongst thieves." - Author: Émile Gaboriau

Quotes About Dunkin Donuts

"Ive got a surprise." Jase opens the door of the van for me a couple days later. I havent seen Tim or Nan since the incident at the B&T, and Im secretly glad for a break from the drama.I slide into the van, my sneakers crunching into a crumpled pile of magazines, an empty Dunkin Donuts coffee cup, various Poland Spring and Gatorade bottles, and lots of unidentifiable snack wrappers. Alice and her Bug are evidently still at work."A surprise, for me?" I ask, intrigued."Well, its for me, but you too, kind of. I mean, its something I want you to see."This sounds a little unnerving. "Is it a body part?" I ask.Jase rolls his eyes. "No. Jeez. I hope Id be smoother than that."I laugh. "Okay. Just checking." - Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Quotes About The Edwardian Era

"Language is changing constantly; printing and modern education have slowed it but have not stopped it. Given all this change, when, exactly, was language PERFECT, in the language pundits mind? One has the feeling that the decline-mongers would feel rather sheepish has reading any answer. The 1950s? The Edwardian era? The real answer, however rarely expressed, seems to be "when Island it as a young person." - Author: Robert Lane Greene

Quotes About Potential In Sports

"Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as "normal" living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the "real world". Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold." - Author: Dominic Owen Mallary

Quotes About Dungeons And Dragons

"Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. Its a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff." - Author: Gary Gygax

Quotes About Meaning Of Words

"I saw all races, all colors, blue eyed blonds to black skinned Africans in true brotherhood! In unity! Living as one! Worshiping as one! No segregationists, no liberals; they would not have known how to interpret the meaning of those words" - Author: Malcolm X

Quotes About Underdeveloped

"America today is a "save yourself" society if there ever was one. But does it really work? The underdeveloped societies suffer from one set of diseases: tuberculosis, malnutrition, pneumonia, parasites, typhoid, cholera, typhus, etc. Affluent America has virtually invented a whole new set of diseases: obesity, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, strokes, lung cancer, venereal disease, cirrhosis of the liver, drug addiction, alcoholism, divorce, battered children, suicide, murder. Take your choice. Labor-saving machines have turned out to be body-killing devices. Our affluence has allowed both mobility and isolation of the nuclear family, and as a result, our divorce courts, our prisons and our mental institutions are flooded. In saving ourselves we have nearly lost ourselves." - Author: John Piper

Quotes About Arise And Shine Forth

"Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations." - Author: Doctrine and covenants

Quotes About Espia

"Los más jóvenes subieron para espiar a esas extrañas criaturas. Sentían, como yo, una mezcla de curiosidad y odio. Eran los depredadores, lo que todo lo torcían, los creadores de rectas, los devoradores de bosques. Pero también eran los que interpretaban canciones, los que esculpían la piedra para extraer formas bellas; eran quienes creaban historias que emocionaban y ayudaban a reflexionar. Y algunos de ellos podían vernos. Incluso había quienes traspasaban la sutil frontera de la magie, y podían usarla, mejorarla, convertirla en poderosa herramienta o temible arma. Eran capaces de la peor destrucción y de la evolución más fabulosa." - Author: Leo Batic