TCODS - Tillamook County Outdoor School
Moses' Collection of Quotations
Purpose, Quality Use of Time, Passion, Making a difference, Making the Most of Life, Work
"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." Chinese Proverb
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." Francis Bacon, 1561 - 1626
"Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance." King George V
"Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandi
"Believe in the power of the individual to make a difference in this world." Vera Federman, survivor of Auschwitz and Allendorf-Buchenwald camps
"But what if I fail of my purpose here
It is but to keep the nerves at a strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again." Robert Browning
"Complacency is more dangerous than hatred. Be aware of what is happening around you, and do something about it." Arnold Klein, survivor of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Magdeburg Camps
"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can." John Wesley
"Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakens and knows it has to run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakens and knows it must outrun the swiftest gazelle or it will starve to death. It matters not whether you're a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up you'd better be ready to run!" (Unknown)
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt
"He who does not live in some degree for others, hardly lives for himself." Montaigne
He who goes out of his house in search of happiness runs after a shadow.
"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world." William Shakespeare
"I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end." Albert Schweitzer
"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe." Abraham Lincoln
"If you do not know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else." Lawrence J. Peter (Shared by Nancy Bollero Caslick)
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
It's important to make all the good memories we can while we can. Then when the bitter things happen, there will be enough sweeet memories to absorb the shock and put a coating of love around the shrapnel blunting its sharp edges.
"Lord, let me live until I die." Will Rogers
"Make your life a mission - not an intermission." Glasgow
"Never say that you have no time. On the whole it is those who are busiest who can make time for yet more, and those who have more leisure time who refuse to do something when asked. What we lack is not time, but heart." Henri Boulard, Egyptian Jesuit
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
"One day at a time - that is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering." Ida Scott Taylor
"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." William Feather
"Passionate people give their best in excess." John 12:3
"Passionate people leave a great fragrance behind." John 12:3
The people I admire
have "purpose, heart, balance, gratitude, joy . . . They follow a brighter
light than the glimmer of their own candle; they are part of something beautiful."
Author Anne Lamott
"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear." David Mahoney
"There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle." Spanish proverb
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it." William Osler
"We must erase indifference from our society. You cannot be indifferent. If you are, you allow the small forces of evil to win." Benjamin Meed, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto
much more fun than fun." Noel Coward, 1899 - 1973
You are the author of your own life story.
You can make a difference in your world!
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