I need a qoute. Thank you, thank you, a thousand (or million?) thank yous. Shakespear? or anyone. Ty.I need a qoute. Thank you, thank you, a thousand (or million?) thank yous. Shakespear? or...

I need a qoute. Thank you, thank you, a thousand (or million?) thank yous. Shakespear? or anyone. Ty.

I need a qoute. Thank you, thank you, a thousand (or million?) thank yous. Shakespear? or anyone. Ty.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I love the two quotes by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that seem to be replies to each other.

Franklin, “First of all let me assert my belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

Eleanor, “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.”

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teachertaylor | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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I recently finished reading All Quiet on the Western Front and I'm moved by the opening quotation of the novel:

. . .death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it.

I think the public is largely fascinated with stories of war, but Remarque makes the point that war is about destruction, not adventure.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I've got two competing quotes.  They show that people disagree on important issues.  The first is by an old-time sportswriter named Grantland Rice.  He said

“For when the One Great Scorer comes
To write against your name,
He marks - not that you won or lost -
But how you played the Game."

The other one is from Vince Lombardi the football coach who said "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."  As a coach, I have always had a hard time dealing with the fact that some people believe one and some the other...

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Yes, this would be easier if a parameter had been set, but I love Eleanor Roosevelt's quote, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."  Hold your head up high and don't allow others to make you feel small.  Admit your mistakes and do better next time!

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Doug Stuva | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Any quote?  Pertaining to anything or anyone, spoken by anyone or anything? 

"Something wicked this way comes."  Spoken by a witch in Shakespeare's Macbeth, the quote is an announcement that Macbeth is approaching.  In Act 4.1 the witches prepare a brew, presumably for Macbeth to drink so he can see visions.  The quote not only characterizes Macbeth as wicked, but reinforces the sense that the witches can predict the future, since the witch seemingly knows Macbeth is approaching before he actually arrives.

Also, Ray Bradbury uses the quote for a novel title.  The novel was also made into a movie. 

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taylers | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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Well my quote isn't from a president or a prestigous member of society but, it is my favorite quote in life.

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marylin Monroe

No matter what happens in you life, their is a reason. I think this quote fits everybody in some way

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pjmhunni | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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Ah - there are so many choices!  Here are a few of my favourites:

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
Emily Bronte

Mark Twain is genius - here's one of thousands:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.


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ajw88 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

To initiate change you don’t need a large group. All you really need is a person that is dedicated to an idea and a small group of people that are willing to follow.