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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:50 AM
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I Need A Quote Of The Day For My Third Grade Classroom - Suggestions?
Thanks! :)
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:51 AM
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1. "...and in the end
the love you take is equal to the love you make." - The Beatles (Lennon?)
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rpgamerd00d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:51 AM
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2. John F Kennedy:
Edited on Fri Mar-17-06 08:53 AM by rpgamerd00d
"Some men see things as they are and ask 'Why?'.
I dream of things things that never were and ask 'Why not?' "

- John F Kennedy


(my favorite quote of all time)
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newportdadde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:58 AM
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3. Some of my favorites:
Of course probably not a good fit for a 3rd grade class.

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
- Notebook, 1887, Mark Twain
Describes a lot of managers I've had. :)


Article 11 of The Treaty of Tripoli, ratified and unanimously approved by the Senate in 1797, and signed by John Adams:

"... the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion..."

"If God wanted us to use the metric system there would be 10 apostles" -unknown.

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:59 AM
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4. Maybe this is a little heavy for third graders, but what the hey
Benjamin Franklin:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:08 AM
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5. Here's some
"Beauty in a person with no common sense, is like a gold ring in a pigs nose" - Proverb

"The steam that blows the whistle, can't be used to turn the wheel" - Proverb

In honor of St Patty's Day

"When Time who steals our years away
Shall steal our pleasures too,
The memry of the past will stay,
And half our joys renew."
- Thomas Moore

"I was born on a storm-swept rock and hate the soft growth of sun-baked lands where there is no frost in mens bones."
- Liam O'Flaherty

"Real vision is the ability to see the invisible."
Jonathan Swift

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.
Edna O'Brien

and in honor of March Madness

"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one." John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

~ John Wooden

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

~ John Wooden

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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:32 AM
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17. John Wooden had some excellent quotes.
Never heard them before.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:12 AM
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6. Isn't there one along the lines of...
"All that is needed for evil to prevail is for good men to remain silent."

I think MLK said something like this, but he may have been quoting someone else who said it first.

It would be good for grade schoolers--would apply from everything from the war, to slavery and civil rights, to keeping silent about ongoing abuse of a classmate or themselves, to bullying on the playground.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:17 AM
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What's That Eisenhower Quote. . .
something about the military-industrial complex I think....
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:17 AM
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7. Dr. Seuss:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:21 AM
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8. you can quote my third grader
in my sig line. :)
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:25 AM
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12. just have to make sure nobody's recording it. n/t
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:23 AM
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9. a little Mark Twain, perhaps?
"Suppose you were a congressman, and suppose you were an idiot. But, I repeat myself."

"I have never let my schooling get in the way of my education."
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:23 AM
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10. Vision without action is a daydream, Action without vision is a nightmare
Anonymous
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:23 AM
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11. And a few of my favorites...edited for the third grade.
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is a permanent attitude." -- Dr. Martin Luther King

It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are.''
--Elvis Presley, celebrity singer


"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -- Voltaire


"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained." -- Helen Keller

"When in doubt, tell the truth." -- Mark Twain
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:26 AM
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13. I Decided To Go With This One:
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. "

Thomas Jefferson


Sort of reminds me of the MLK quote


P.S. How about if I make this a dialy thing???
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:28 AM
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14. Let'em mull this one over.
"I believe what I said yesterday. I don't know what I said, but I know what I think, and, well, I assume it's what I said." Donald Rumsfeld
:freak:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:31 AM
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15. Do unto others as
You would have them do unto you. Confucious
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:32 AM
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16. Heres a President Carter quote
"God answers all our prayers... sometimes the answer is, you've got to be kidding!" Jimmy Carter
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:33 AM
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18. My favorite Quotes: (I recommend the 1st one)
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Some people are like a Slinky...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs. Unknown

Youre all perfectly safe, by the way. I took off my shoes at the airport. The terrorists hate the smell of feet." Kurt Vonnegut

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -Harry S. Truman

"Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth." - Roberto Clemente

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we, Bush said. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. GW Bush Aug. 5, 2004

America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. -Hunter S. Thompson

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
- H.L. Mencken

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt, The Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918

I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for. -- Howard Dean

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph: Haile Selassie

"Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him." : King Baudouin I: King of Belgium

Remember: With passion and the right attitude, anyone can cook. Wait, that's "play punk rock." Never mind.

"Never eat more than you can lift" Miss Piggy

"Hey! Who took the cork off my lunch??!" -- W. C. Fields

"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot." Groucho Marx

"Once you let go of the need to express your thoughts to your family, you suddenly feel much lighter," Wilmot said. "You just float along blissfully, finally liberated from the burden of having any presence at all. It's sort of like getting to return to the womb. Which is way more enjoyable than trying to explain to a tableful of Celine Dion fans why you can't stand her." The Onion

"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means "put down."-- Bob Newhart

"Why do we have to live in the dumb country? Why can't we be the hip country? Why can't we be one of those countries where the President has a permanent tan, expensive suits, a Versace mistress and there's pictures of them screwing on a boat but nobody cares because that's amor? Why can't we be that country instead of the one with the midget dating show." Bill Maher

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention,
with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequilla.
-- Mitch Ratcliffe

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts
to bite people themselves. -- August Strindberg

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it. -- Groucho Marx

"Over?..Nothing is over until we decide it is...was it over when the German's bombed Pearl Harbor?"-J. Belushi

"...the differences between the conservative and the radical seem to
spring mainly from their attitude toward the future. Fear of the
future causes us to lean against and cling to the present, while faith
in the future renders us receptive to change. "
- Eric Hoffer

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative. "
- Martin Luther King

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises
in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral
justification for selfishness."
- John Kenneth Galbraith economist and author

"All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been
effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury
of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence; Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear." -William E. Gladstone

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're
dead." -Leo C. Rosten

"The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid." Richard Braunstein

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1798, after one of his defeats, "A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt... If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."

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Stanchetalarooni Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:51 AM
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19. "The problem with the rat race is that even if you win...
...you're still a rat". Lilly Tomlin
This one is actually for the third grade students neo-con parents that might have their kids enrolled in your class!
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:51 AM
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20. My Quotes For The Week:
(3-13-06) Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your
country. - JFK

(3-14-06) I will fight no more forever. - Chief Joseph

(3-15-06) Hate is too great a burden. It hurts the hater more than it hurts
the hated. - Coretta Scott King

(3-16-06) There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. - FDR

(3-17-06) All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience
to remain silent. - Thomas Jefferson
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:15 AM
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21. I've found a couple
I have a 3rd grader at home., I'll try these out on him.

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.-- Leo Buscaglia

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -- Helen Keller

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-- Mohandas Gandhi.

"Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary."
-- Sir James M. Barrie
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:18 AM
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22. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof...
from Carl Sagan.

Kids are never too young to start learning critical thinking skills.

Sid
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:23 AM
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23. The Road Less Traveled...

Robert Frost (18741963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

1. The Road Not Taken


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.





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kimpossible Donating Member (785 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:59 PM
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24. Great quote site at thinkexist.com
And here's one for a snarky Friday:

What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/what_do_i_think_of_w...

:smoke:
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