USM Quotes

you know, sometimes I feel like there is so much I want to talk about that I get stuck and can’t talk about anything at all. I really have to start jotting my thoughts down as i think them so when the time comes I don’t get so stuck.  I had school this weekend and while I was there, thought of so many things I wanted to say and talk about but of course now that I am here in front of this computer I feel almost overwhelmed at all that I have learned. 

SoOoOoOOoooo today I am just going to share some awesome quotes that are written on the worksheets they hand out in class that are inspiring and have to do with the topics and skills we discuss. I’ll then try to organize my thoughts so I can come to you with great knowledge next time. Sound good? Thanks for being Awesome!

“Listening is a magnetic strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected wisdom”
– Brenda Ueland

” ‘Once you realize that the world is your projection, you will be free of it’, a guru told his followers. ‘Everything existing around you is painted on the screen of your consciousness. The picture you see may be ugly or beautiful, but in either case you are not bound by it. Rest assured, there is no one who has forced it on you. You are trapped only because of your habit of mistaking the imaginary for real’ ”
– Deepak Chopra (Unconditional Life)


” It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are”
e.e. Cummings

“The message sent is not always the message received”
– Virgin Satir


“Three-Fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint”
– Gandhi

“Look at the word responsibility – “response-ability” – the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that resonsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior…Until a person an say deeply and honestly, ‘I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday’, that person can not say ‘I choose otherwise’ ”
– Stephen Covey


Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” She asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire Cat. 
“I don’t know” answered Alice. 
“Then”, said the cat, “it doesn’t matter”    
– Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

“You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today”
– Abraham Lincoln


“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing; the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”
– Viktor Frankl

“The secret to success is constancy to purpose”
– Benjamin Disraeli