Good Quotes

At I Can't Say That! Dr. Tammy Lenski posts her February quote of the month,
Having a good discussion is like having riches. Her blog on "the relationships that matter" is always a delight. Other gems from her archives:

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way in which we use them. Adriana Doyle

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them. Phyllis Bottome

Transformation comes more from pursuing profound questions than seeking practical answers. Peter Block

Don't fight forces; use them.Buckminster Fuller

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are. Anais Nin

Between stimulus and response is the freedom to choose. Viktor Frankl

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions. Claude Levi-Strauss

Tell me, I may listen. Teach me, I may remember. Involve me, I will do it. Chinese Proverb

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving. John Dewey

To truly listen is to risk being changed forever. Sakej Henderson

Every person you fight with has many other people in his life with whom he gets along quite well. You cannot look at a person who seems difficult to you without also looking at yourself. Jeffrey Kottler

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Sir John Lubbock

I tend to fondly remember influential people in my life by their oft-spoken quotes. Dr. Lenski's February, 2007 quote reminds me of former Jefferson Circuit Judge Rebecca Westerfield saying that she knew she had "made it" when she could afford to buy all the books she wanted to read. The listening theme within many of Dr. Lenski's archived quotes reminds me of one of Alan T. Slyn's jewels: You can't learn with your mouth open.