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Each day we will write a reading journal entry in our reading journals (located in your folder). Below are the entries for each day. Make sure to make up entries on the days you miss for visits or therapy. For each quote, write what you believe the quote means. How can you apply this quote in your life, if at all? Do you like this quote? Why or why not? Did it get you to think in a new or different way? How so? ALWAYS EXPLAIN YOURSELF!
Date 9/4 & 9/5 9/6 & 9/7 9/10 & 9/11 9/12 & 9/13 9/14 & 9/17 9/18 & 9/19 9/20 & 9/21 Quote A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President Good and evil grow up together and are bound in an equilibrium that cannot be sundered. The most we can do is try to tilt the equilibrium toward the good. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. -Bonnie Friedman, author Silence is the severest criticism. -Charles Buxton, brewer, philanthropist, writer and politician Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. -Fyodor Dostoevsky, novelist What you cannot enforce, do not command. -Sophocles, dramatist Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. -John Locke, philosopher Only the educated are free. –Epictetus, philosopher Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. -Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw, writer The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. -J.K. Rowling, author Commandment Number One for any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different. -David Grayson [pen name of Ray Stannard Baker], journalist, author Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. -Mark Twain, author and humorist We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. -Kenji Miyazawa, poet and story writer Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else. -Charles Dickens, novelist I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner -actress and comedian Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. -Yiddish proverb
9/24 & 9/25 9/26 & 9/27 9/28 & 10/1 10/2 & 10/3 10/4 & 10/5 10/8 & 10/9 10/10 & 10/11 10/12 &10/15 10/16 & 10/17 10/18 & 10/19 10/22 & 10/23 10/24 & 10/25
10/26 & 10/29
10/26 & 10/29 10/30 & 10/31 11/1 & 11/2 11/5 & 11/6 11/7 & 11/8 11/9 & 11/12 11/13 & 11/14 11/15 & 11/16 11/19 & 11/20 11/21 & 11/26 11/27 & 11/28 The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. -Richard Bach, writer Our choicest plans / have fallen through, / our airiest castles / tumbled over, / because of lines / we neatly drew / and later neatly / stumbled over. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. -Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and author Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions. -Yahia Lababidi, author It is not how old you are, but how you are old. -Jules Renard, writer Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction. -Francis Picabia, painter and poet Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. -Oscar Wilde, writer Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. -William Shakespeare, playwright and poet Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. -Edmund Burke, statesman and writer For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner ... on an unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies. ... That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer Words are loaded pistols. -Jean-Paul Sartre, writer and philosopher How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver, scientist Money often costs too much. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. -Aldous Huxley, novelist In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst. -Oscar Wilde, writer He who has a why can endure any how. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia, author Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. -Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. -Greek proverb
11/29 & 11/30 12/3 & 12/4
12/5 & 12/6 12/7 & 12/10 12/11 & 12/12 12/13 & 12/14 12/17 & 12/18 12/19 & 12/20 12/21