12 Quotes Worth Pondering

I came upon a file of quotes I had collected throughout the years.  Here are 12 of my most favorite quotes to ponder:

  1. “Treat people as they are, and they remain that way.  Treat them as though they already were what they can be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”  (Goethe)
  2. “Your attitude is contagious.  Would you want someone to catch yours?”  (Sign on nurse’s station)
  3. “There are obviously two educations.  One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” (James Truslow Adams)
  4.  “Chance favors the prepared mind.”  (Louis Pasteur)
  5. “A life spent in making mistakes in not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”  (George Bernard Shaw)
  6. “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and one represents opportunity.”  (John F. Kennedy)
  7. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”  (Goethe)
  8. “Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”  (Mark Twain)
  9. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  (Helen Keller)
  10. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”  (Henry David Thoreau)
  11. “Enjoy yourself.  If you can’t enjoy yourself, then enjoy somebody else.” (Jack Shaefer)
  12. “Some people live life like they are on a frozen lake, until they discover, “This is ice I’m standing on and it’s melting!” (Anonymous)