Okay, actually totally from an "ancient" calendar -- the same one I was so excited about when I started this blog! I found some quotes I had cut out and which made the move with us, but which never saw the light of day in Maine until recently. Normally I'd spread them out over a few posts based on my mood, what's been happening in my world, etc. etc. But these are too good -- and I've been sitting on them too long at this point -- to wait any longer. A lot of them seem particularly relevant to my life at work. (Awesome new principal notwithstanding, there's a lot of madness at work and I have come home more times than not recently, in fits.)
So, here they are, in no particular order:
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked and never well mended.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
William Wrigley Jr.
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Committee, n: A group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.
I never gossip, but I can give you the names of certain people who do.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play is free will.
Be and not seem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.