30 Quotations Volume 2

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A second set of 30 quotations that can be used when doing presentations or in the classroom.

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30 Quotations Volume 2

  1. 1. Collected by Ken Ronkowitz <ul><li>Thirty Quotations </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 2 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>I sometimes use these before presentations - letting them play while people are getting settled to focus attention on the front of the room, using them as ice breakers, or as part of the presentation. In doing a presentation for a group of teachers, I asked them to watch the presentation as it looped during a break (I set the timing in PowerPoint to advance & give me 15 minutes) and pick one quote to write down that hit them. Try it yourself now... </li></ul>
  3. 3. Edward Lorenz <ul><li>When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Phillip K. Dick <ul><li>Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. </li></ul>
  5. 5. T.S. Eliot <ul><li>Poetry is the way we’d all speak if we could. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Louis Pasteur <ul><li>Chance favors the prepared mind. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Zen saying <ul><li>The snowflakes fall, each in their proper place. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Aldous Huxley <ul><li>Experience is not what happens to you: </li></ul><ul><li>It is what you do with what happens to you. </li></ul>
  9. 9. James Dean <ul><li>Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Diogenes <ul><li>We are more curious about the meaning of dreams, than about things we see when we are awake. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Abraham Lincoln <ul><li>Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Steven Wright <ul><li>Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hubert Miller <ul><li>Blisters are a painful experience, but if you get enough in the same place, they will eventually produce a callus. That is what is called maturity. </li></ul>
  14. 14. William Penn <ul><li>Time is what we want most, but alas! We use worst. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pope John XXIII <ul><li>If God created shadows, it was to emphasize the light. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sylvia Robinson <ul><li>Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Anonymous <ul><li>Nostalgia is recalling the fun without reliving the pain. </li></ul>
  18. 18. J.D. Yeck <ul><li>The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Alexander Woollcott <ul><li>Many of us spend half our time wishing for things that we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Oscar Wilde <ul><li>We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Samuel Goldwyn <ul><li>I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Mark Twain <ul><li>There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist except an old optimist. </li></ul>
  23. 23. G. Verity <ul><li>Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Anonymous <ul><li>Blaming your faults on your nature, does not change the nature of your faults. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Albert Einstein <ul><li>The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Lao Tzu <ul><li>We stumble over pebbles, not mountains. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Anonymous <ul><li>Some people have to be out on a limb before they'll turn over a new leaf. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Shedd <ul><li>A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are for. </li></ul>
  29. 29. William Safire <ul><li>Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Sidney J. Harris <ul><li>Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. </li></ul>
  31. 31. G. M. Trevelyan <ul><li>Education has produced a vast population able to read, but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Franklin P. Jones <ul><li>You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something. </li></ul>

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