Moses' Collection of Quotations

Thinking Outside the Box, Creativity, Independent Thinking, Contemplation

A cheerful old bear at the zoo could always find something to do. When it bored him, you know, to walk to and fro, he reversed it and walked fro and to!

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." G. K. Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist

"I wander alone, and ponder. I muse, I mope, I ruminate." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801

"It's a mistake to surround yourself only with people just like you. Throw off that worn comforter - replace it with a crazy quilt of different and imaginative people. Then watch the ideas erupt!" Betty Bender

"When you become quiet, it just dawns on you." Thomas Edison, (1847–1931), US inventor

You can offer your ideas to others as bullets or as seeds. You can shoot them or sow them. Ideas used as bullets will kill inspiration and motivation. Ideas used as seeds will take root, grow and bear fruit in the life in which they are planted. But there's a risk; once it becomes part of those in whom it's planted, you probably will get no credit for originating the idea. But if you're willing to do without the credit . . . you'll reap a rich harvest." Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate

"You see things, and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and I say, 'Why not?' " George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah (Shared by ODS Woodstock in 2001)

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