1. Walt Disney
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
This last quote is one that I could say.
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.”
And this is why I believe working with kids is soo much fun & rewarding.
“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”
“Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource – the minds of our children.”
“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while’”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation … even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.”
4. Edmund Burke
“There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings, but none when they are under the influence of imagination.”
“Education is the cheap defense of nations.”
He has so many great quotes, but he wrote/said them in totally different times (French Revolution in Britain). They are still an inspiration to me today. I would love to see politicians listen to him a little more (and understand what he is saying).
5. Mark Twain
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”