“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” ~~ Charles Dickens, “The Tale of Two Cities”

Filed under: Belief,  Charles Dickens,  Experience,  Truth
 

“Two rights don’t equal a left.” ~~ Roald Dahl, The BFG


Filed under: Humor,  Roald Dahl,  Wisdom
 

“There was never a good war or a bad peace.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin

Filed under: Benjamin Franklin,  Peace
 

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Filed under: Choices,  Eleanor Roosevelt,  Wisdom
 

“Inside all of us is a Wild Thing” ~~ Maurice Sendak in “Where the Wild Things Are”

Filed under: Children,  Dreams,  Imagination,  Maurice Sendak
 

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~~ Mother Teresa


Filed under: Attitude,  Charity,  Friendship,  Love,  Mother Teresa,  Parenting,  Speaking,  Teaching
 

“Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.” ~~ Robert Frost

Filed under: Determination,  Education,  Experience,  Goals,  Robert Frost
 

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~~ Woody Allen

Filed under: Achievement,  Success,  Woody Allen
 

“Truth is powerful and it prevails.” ~~ Sojourner Truth

Filed under: Risk,  Sojourner Truth,  Truth
 

“To teach is to learn twice.” ~~ Joseph Joubert

Filed under: Joseph Joubert,  Learning,  Teaching