A few great quotes

I love, have always loved, to find good quotations. To me, they are words of wisdom, and a part of me always hopes a bit of the wisdom they carry will stick and become a part of me as well.

In addition to being inspirational for everyday living, quotations can be very useful in the classroom. When I taught at KSU, I kicked off every class by posting quotations for my students to read, interpret, respond to, and discuss. The result was often

“All that we behold is full of blessings.”
— William Wordsworth

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
— Anais Nin

unplug iPod
music stops abruptly
cricket song instead
— Dr. SunWolf

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
— Nelson Mandela

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
— Joseph Campbell

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
— William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
— Aristotle

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
— Albert Einstein

“You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world, but a world lives within you.”
— Frederick Buechner

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.”
— Phillips Brooks

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
— Lao Tzu

“May you live all the days of your life.”
— Jonathan Swift


About Christine Ghattas

Christine Ghattas (Christine Bonnie Ghattas) is a teacher and artist from the United States. View all posts by Christine Ghattas

One response to “A few great quotes

  • quotes about love

    nice piece of information, I had come to know about your internet site from my friend vinay, delhi,i have read atleast 12 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i’m already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new post, once again hats off to you! Thanx a ton once again.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: