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Quote-a-Quote: 

An Online QUOTATIONS  E-ZINE FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

     Quotable Quotes that can and will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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    QUOTATIONS BY PAST AND PRESENT EXPERTS THAT ARE WORTH REMEMBERING AND USING
        BY KIDS OF ALL AGES: PRE-TEENS, TEENAGERS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, YOU! 

WELCOME TO QUOTE-A-QUOTE 

YOU'VE FOUND THE BEST WEB SITE FOR A QUOTATION THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!   READ WHY!  

THE WISDOM OF THE WISE AND THE EXPERIENCE OF THE AGES ARE PERPETUATED BY QUOTATIONS. -- Benjamin Disraeli

Give yourself a High-5!  Why?   Because you care about yourself!

You search the Internet for both fun and helpful sites.

You search for inspiration—another way to improve yourself.

You search sites like this one for help in achieving your dreams.

But . . .  Success in any effort is not an accident!

J It takes concentration.

J It takes the setting of well-thought-out goals.

J It takes a change in attitude.

J It takes time.   Lots of time.

J It takes Day One to begin the journey.

TODAY CAN BE DAY ONE FOR YOU!

WOW!

ARE YOU READY TO START?

 

RIGHT NOW . . . Set a new goal.

RIGHT NOW . . . Decide to make this year your best one ever.

RIGHT NOW. . . Accept the challenge to CHANGE YOUR LIFE!   

RIGHT NOW. . . Learn a Quote-A-Quote!

The wisest, most brilliant people throughout history have left you their legacies through the written word.

CAN YOU RELATE?       

  Do those around you get more attention, more respect, more friends, more everything? 

Impress them with your knowledge.  Quote-A-Quote!

  Do you ever kick yourself for all the "dumb" things you say, even though you know your ideas are pretty good one?

Participate confidently.  Quote-A-Quote!

  Do you shrink into the background of every group, hoping no one will notice you, because you don't have anything "worthwhile" to say?

Move to the front with a witty or thought-provoking quote.  A Quote-A-Quote!

  Do you spend too much time envying "leaders" for their ability to make effective presentations?

Become one yourself:  Quote-A-Quote!

  Do you dread written and oral assignments for fear you’ll be considered boring?

Punctuate them with an appropriate Quote-A-Quote  from a past sage!

  Do you say, "I don’t know," a million times a day?  Quote an expert instead!  

Use a Quote-a-Quote!

  Do you say, "Let me think about it," another million times? 

Wow your audience with a Quote-A-Quote and then enhance it!

Knowledge is power!    

Participate & win!

WHY JUST ONE QUOTATION AT A TIME?

Why one, when you can get long lists of quotations on the World Wide Web?

  Because lists of thousands end up in a drawer. You won’t memorize and use any!

  Because it takes time to sort through the thousands to find the few that will speak directly to you.  
      You won’t do it often enough to Change Your Life.

  Because you want to know why the writer is someone you should know.

  Because you want to think about the quote's meaning.

HOW IT WORKS . . .

This site will provide you with enough motivation and knowledge to supercharge your participation in any activity of each and every future week.   
IF
. . . you take action!

OUR MOTTO . . .  
Read it.
  Discuss it.  Learn it.  Use it.  And use it again.

SAMPLE QUOTE-A-QUOTE

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." —William Butler Yeats

Today’s Sage Authority:

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a famous Irish poet and dramatist. He was a leader of the Irish Renaissance during the early 20th century. Many critics consider him the greatest English-writing poet of the 20th century, because of the rich symbolism found in his words and descriptive poems. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. You might enjoy reading Among School Children, or The Second Coming, or For Anne GregoryDo you agree with the critics?

Comment On The Quote:

Your version of Yeats' comment on education is as important and acceptable as is mine. To me, his words mean that I can attend classes for years on a variety of subjects. I can memorize endless facts and figures. I can learn to play a musical instrument. I can learn to play tennis, to swim, or to ice skate. I can participate in many sports or school/community events. I can go to work daily for years. I can fill my mind with all sorts of trivia. This is "filling the pail."   BUT, unless the words I’m reading and the activities I’m experiencing inspire me to do something extra (to do it better, to say it better, to do it a different way, to prove the old way wrong or ineffective, or to enthusiastically share with others), my education is incomplete.       

Any increase in knowledge and experiences should excite me! It should "light a fire."    A bonfire!!     

What do YOU think?              

                    Bonfire

EDUCATION means: the development and training of one’s mind, character, and skills.

EDUCATED means: scholarly, learned, erudite, accomplished, cultivated, well-informed.

TAKE ACTION: READ IT. DISCUSS IT. LEARN IT. USE IT. AND USE IT AGAIN.

 

I believe in you! You CAN change your life!  : -)                  

Nancy Johanson

QUOTE-A-QUOTE is wisdom from experts that is potent, practical, and usable. 

Wisdom from past centuries can and will help prepare you and other "kids of any age" (grade school, junior or senior high school, college, parents, teachers, business people) for a more effective entry into an exciting and challenging 21st century . . . one that will have people from every country of the world competing in every field of interest and endeavor through the use of a personal computer and the World Wide Web.

YOU can become the very best you can be.

  Excel in school OR work at any level of study.

  Compete confidently with peers worldwide.

  Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

  Present ideas skillfully and persuasively.

HOW?  Through the use of someone else's words!

Words of wisdom. 

Words that may stimulate your conversations!

Words that may arouse deeper thinking about lots of subjects!  

Words that are worthy of being memorized . . . and used.  

By YOU!

SKEPTICAL?  Have your ever said that . . .

History is boring? Math isn’t my thing? Music stinks (unless it’s my choice and coming from my personal stereo)? Art is for geeks only? Ditto for poetry? I'm not an "intellectual?" Nobody from the past could possibly understand the pressures I'm experiencing today or say anything worth listening to?  I'm different?  

Somebody who lived a century ago might as well have come from another planet???!  

Maybe it's time to change your mind!         I WANT to try!     

Fact. You will no longer compete with only your classmates, in your own school, in your own company, in your own town.

Fact. The use of computers and the Internet will place you in competition with your peers worldwide.

Fact. Jobs in the future will not be service oriented.  Jobs will become information oriented.

Fact. You can fly into your future with enthusiasm and confidence, IF you're armed with great information.

Fact. You can compete in your future with the respect you deserve, IF you have something special to offer.

 

HOW CAN YOU DO THIS?

   One day at a time.  One week at a time.  Maybe . . . with

One special, motivational Quote-A-Quote at a time!!

Learning is FUN!

LAST MONTH’S QUOTE-A-QUOTE

"We can't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." Marcel Proust

Today’s Sage Authority:

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was a French novelist.  He spent most of his younger years seeking the company of the most fashionable and intellectual people of his times.  Around 1905, he completely retired from his socializing and began work on his semi-autobiographical novel, which consisted of 16 volumes!  It took him 14 years to complete the work (1913-1927).  The novel was translated into English, in the decade of 1922-1932, and was entitled, Remembrance of Things Past.  Proust wanted to objectively (in a fair, unbiased, unprejudiced way) recreate the society in which he lived.  He succeeded, because he was able to recapture the minutest sensory and psychological details, through his ability for almost total recall.  His writing style was quite complicated, but the influence it made on other novelists is considered immeasurable.  What a fascinating and cool way to study the history of an age . . . rather than from an encapsulated version in a history book!   Look up Proust's book in your library and read several chapters.   Do you like reading history like this?

Do you keep a personal journal?  Try writing more details about what you experience and see and feel and smell each day.  Maybe, someday, you can write a book about the society in which you are living, during your period of history.

Comment On The Quote:

Your interpretation of Proust's comment on the acquiring of wisdom is as important and acceptable as is mine. To me, it means that I cannot become a smarter, wiser, more "educated" person by merely showing up in school because it is a state and federal requirement, or by memorizing just enough facts to get a passable grade from the teacher or to satisfy my parents, or by putting in eight hours at work and no more.  No one and no process can make me become an intelligent person.  I don't acquire wisdom by merely sitting in the right chair in the right room or place of business for a specific number of years.  The desire must come from within me.  

I must create an attitude that learning about my world, and my place in it is a personal commitment.  I must find as much curiosity and excitement about the changing weather of each day as I do about the changing music trends, art and fashion trends, sports' heroes, television offerings, world politics and leaders, food fads, and medical and scientific discoveries.  My personal journey to acquire wisdom (become wise) will take my entire life!  Some of my journey will involve hard times and many trials and rejections.  It will involve as much loss as gain.  My ability to learn from mistakes and to survive these trials will add to the depth and breadth of my wisdom.

What do YOU think?              

SENSORY means: relating to the senses:  it can be seen, heard, touched, felt.

ENCAPSULATED means: abridged, shortened, condensed, summarized, abbreviated.

WISDOM means:  the ability to recognize what is true and right and to make good judgments 
                                 based on that ability.  

TAKE ACTION: READ IT. DISCUSS IT. LEARN IT. USE IT. AND USE IT AGAIN.

I believe in you! You CAN change your life!  :-)         Hip, hip, horray!

Nancy Johanson

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THIS MONTH’S QUOTE-A-QUOTE


"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.  The hard part is doing it." General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Today’s Sage Authority:

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who is now retired from active military duty, is one of our most famous and beloved patriots.  From the time he was a young boy, his life involved the army.  He lived abroad with his parents, during his teenage years, and he feels this experience enabled him to understand people from many nationalities, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.  He served two combat tours in Viet Nam, but became best known as the Commander of Operations of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  Now, he produces programs about what is right about America, and he is chairman of the STARBRIGHT Capital Campaign, "which focuses on improving the quality of life for seriously ill children."  He is a genuine hero, who has served our country with honor.  Everyone, from our presidents and senators, to ordinary citizens, like you and me, admires him and uses him as an example.  He lives his life, by "doing the right thing."

Comment On The Quote:

Your version of Schwarzkopf's comment is as important and acceptable as is mine.  To me, his words mean that not only our parents and relatives, but many teachers, church or synagogue leaders, sport coaches and instructors, music teachers, neighbors, television personalities and community leaders have influenced us during our growing and maturing years about how and why to "do the right thing."  Where some of these "leaders" may have presented poor influences themselves, there were always others to take up the slack. . . . IF we opened our hearts and minds and ears to their words and behaviors.  These days, none of us lives in a total vacuum.

We know, from an early age, that we should not tell lies, or steal, or use drugs, or use alcohol as a minor (or drink to excess as an adult), or drive over the speed limit or without the use of seat belts, or seek sexual pleasure from those who are not old enough for the responsibility of raising unwanted children, or hurt an innocent person.  We must stop at red lights.  We must not cheat in performing school or work activities.  We must respect people in positions of authority (i.e., teachers, police, ministers, doctors, grandparents, coaches, bosses, managers.)  There are always consequences to pay, if we don't follow these simple moral codes.

We know we should not take things that do not belong to us, or make fun of other people (because of their different appearance, their lack of intelligence, their awkwardness, their inability to do something we can do, their skin color, religious belief, hair style, ear size, or because they wear glasses).  We know we should not belittle someone who is shorter or much taller, or thinner or heavier than we are.

IF we know this . . . why do we participate in such negative and hurtful behaviors?

General Schwarzkopf became a respected general and national leader, by following the rules the military service has set for its members.  He carried these rules into his daily life.  He would be the first to tell us that good rules (those society makes, or the Ten Commandments or similar moral rules prescribed by other world religions) do not restrict us from enjoying our lives. It is just the opposite.  They enhance our enjoyment of life, because those around us know they can be safe in our presence, and that we will not betray, criticize, mock or tease them.  When people trust us, they enjoy being in our presence, and they give back to us, with their friendship.

What kind of person are you?  Do you practice the Golden Rule?  Do you remember it?  "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you."  Do you think that is what General Schwarzkopf means, when he said we always know the right thing to do?

What do YOU think?              

LAW means:  "...all the rules of conduct established and enforced by the authority, legislation, or custom of a given community, state, or other group . . ."  Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

RULE means:  "...a fixed principle that determines conduct; habit; custom . . ."  ibid.  

TAKE ACTION: READ IT. DISCUSS IT. LEARN IT. USE IT. AND USE IT AGAIN.

I believe in you! You CAN change your life!  : -)                Hip, hip, horray! 

Nancy Johanson

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