Moses' Collection of Quotations

Doing Our Best

"A good thing is no better for being done quickly." Augustus Saint-Gaudens (March 1, 1848 – August 3, 1907) was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance".

"Always try your best, and stand up for yourself and others." Elysia Strunk, Nestucca Valley Middle School 6th grader 2001

"Bullfight critics row on row
Crowd the enormous plaza de toros
But only one is there who knows
And he is the one who fights the bull."
Robert Graves (1895–1985), English poet, novelist, and critic; professor of poetry at Oxford University 1961–66; full name Robert Ranke Graves.

Countless, unseen details are often the only difference between mediocre and magnificent. Unknown

"Do your best and your best will be growing better." Emma Hart Willard, (February 23, 1787 – April 15, 1870) was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education

"Don't fight the problem. Solve it!" George Catlett Marshall, Jr. (December 31, 1880 October 16, 1959) was an American statesman and soldier, famous for his leadership roles during World War II and the Cold War

"Give the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you." Madeline S. Bridges is Associate Dean for Academic Studies for the School of Music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee

"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito." Democratic Republic of the Congo/African Proverb

"Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow." Veteran Trapeze Performer

"When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller (1880–1968), US writer, social reformer, and academic; full name Helen Adams Keller. Blind and deaf from an early age, she learned how to read, type, and speak with the help of her tutor, Anne Sullivan(1866–1936).

"You can do anything you please. It's the way it's done that makes the difference." Augustus Saint-Gaudens (March 1, 1848 August 3, 1907) was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance".

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