Quotations for Daily Use

Acceptance of Self, Believing in Self Being Yourself, Uniqueness, Becoming

"Alas, for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January–February 1930

"Always have confidence in yourself." Sarah Pietruszka, Nestucca Valley Middle School 6th grader 2001

"Always try your best, and stand up for yourself and others." Elysia Strunk, Nestucca Valley Middle School 6th grader 2001

"Believe in yourself, and don't let things get to you." Jessica Anderson, Nestucca Valley Middle School 6th grader 2001

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt, (1858–1919), 26th president of the US 1901–09; nicknamed Teddy Roosevelt

"Charles Summer attended a lecture in Paris on January 20, 1838. He noticed two or three blacks in amongst the students who were well received by the other students. He noted, 'They were standing in the midst of a knot of young men, and their color seemed to be no objection to them. I was glad to see this, though with American impressions, it seemed very strange. It must be then that the distance between free blacks and whites among us is derived from education, and does not exist in the nature of things.' David McCullough writes that it was for Sumner a stunning revelation. It would be a while before Sumner's revelation - that attitudes about race in America were taught, not part of the 'the nature of things' - would take effect in his career, but when it did, the consequences would be profound. Indeed, of all that Americans were to 'bring home' from their time in Paris in the form of newly acquired professional skills, new ideas, and new ways of seeing things, this insight was to be as important as any." Author David McCullough writing in The Greater Journey; Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War working to destroy the Confederacy, free all the slaves, and keep on good terms with Europe.

"Do I see that these people despise me, or do I see that they dread me? Can I bear contempt to know that I am despised? It is my duty to bear everything that I cannot help." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801

"Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows." Sitting Bull, ( c.1831–90), Sioux chief; Sioux name Tatanka Iyotake

"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." This quote is attributed to various people. Perhaps the earliest is from an unnamed 16th-century poet.

"How do you ever know for certain that you are doing the right thing?" 3rd person in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

" 'I can do it,' Bobby said softly to himself." Written on a white board in John Fiedler's classroom in Neskowin Valley School in 2012

"I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat." President James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. (Note that I feel confident in stating that should President James A. Garfield who was a wonderful supporter of the rights of all citizens especially those recently freed from slavery rise from the grave today he would include "ragged girls" in this quote. db)

"I wanted to live a life worthy of a novel, but feared I was a dull, short story." Ross McCall writing" Lessons From a Vineyard" in the September/October 2016 Worldwide Challenge magazine, a publication of CRU

"God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn't." C.S. Lewis, (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist

"I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for harm, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, CH (born 7 October 1931) is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.

"No tragedian ever trod the stage, nor gladiator ever entered the Roman Forum, with more grace and manly dignity . . ." George Catlin was describing Four Bears arriving the day of his first sitting for the painting. George Catlin (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author, and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Mato-tope (also known as Ma-to-toh-pe or Four Bears, from mato "bear" and tope "four") (c.1795 - July 30, 1837) was the second chief of the Mandan tribe to be known to whites as "Four Bears", a name he earned after charging the Assiniboine tribe during battle with the strength of four bears.

"Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them." Winston Churchill, The Last Lion - Defender of the Realm, 1940 - 1965 by Paul Reid

"She feels like a circus clown who wakes up one morning and no longer wants to glue on the red rubber nose." Molly in Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

"Some men march to the beat of a different drummer, and some polka." Unknown

"The first principal of nonviolent action is that of noncooperation with everything humiliating." Cesar Chavez (born César Estrada Chávez, ( March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962.

"The place you are in needs you today." Katharine Logan (Information needed about who Katharine Logan is.)

"The world is emblazoned with such 'clues,' none of which individually proves anything, but which taken together give a cumulative case for believing in God. These 'clues' are the threads that make up the great pattern of the universe." C.S. Lewis, (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist

"There will be nothing of the kind. The surrender is now a fact. We have the fort, the men, the guns. Why should we go through vain forms and mortify and injure the spirit of brave men, who, after all, are our own countrymen." Ulysses S. Grant had been asked when the official ceremony would be held to parade the captured rebels, stack their weapons and have their standard lowered. Ulysses S. Grant(born; Hiram Ulysses Grant;April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885 was an American soldier, politician, and international statesman who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. During the American Civil War, General Grant, with President Abraham Lincoln, led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost, (1874–1963), US poet, noted for his ironic tone and simple language

"We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glowworm." Winston Churchill, (1874–1965), British statesman; prime minister 1940–45 and 1951–55, speaking about how short the allotted life span is; The Last Lion - Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932 by William Manchester

" . . . we are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it." Josef, a character in The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

"We can all start, join or fuel a movement. We are capable of tapping into an immensse love that most of us can’t even fathom, and distributing it. It’s possible for us to love the hell out of this world in our own unique way. Pause, take a look, and assess who God created us to be. We have to push ourselves out of the deep ruts that we find ourselves in! God doesn’t see us for who we are right now; He sees us as who we could be. I need to keep my mind from focusing on my failures, short-comings, and everything I can’t do. I need to drift over to and focus on what I can do, and one of those is loving my family with everything I’ve got." Justin Wren, author of Fight for the Forgotten

"What I am is how God made me. What I am not is how God made somebody else." Jan Battenfield, Christian author (Shared by ODS Yogi, Bruce)

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann

"You can get through anything in life." Amy Higdon, Nestucca Valley Middle School 6th grader, 2001

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." Steve Jobs, (1955–2011), US computer entrepreneur, co-founder of Apple computer company

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