DASA Wisdom 2015-2016

2015 - 2016    Just plain care about others...

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) wisdom weekly quotes: 

Sept. 8 - 11   "In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity." — Abraham Lincoln   December 1, 1862 Message to Congress

Sept. 14 - 18   “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  Edith Wharton

Sept. 21 - 25  "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes...and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."  Eleanor Roosevelt(1884 –1962) an American politician, First Lady, diplomat, and activist

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill (1874 –1965) a British statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Oct. 5 - 9 "Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better."  Bill Bradley  (1943 –) an American Hall of Fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey, host of the weekly radio show, American Voices

Oct. 13 - 16 "Ever tried.  Ever failed.  No matter.  Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better." Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989) an Irish playwright

Oct. 19 - 22  “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle (384-322 BC) Greek philosopher

Oct. 26 - 30   “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809) English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States

Nov. 2- 6 "Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius (551 – 479 BC) Chinese philosopher

Nov. 9 - 13 “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) American president

Nov. 16 - 25 “O Lord, who lends me life; lend me a heart replete with thankfulness." William Shakespeare (1564– 1616) English poet and playwright

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4  “We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do.”  Mother Teresa (1910– 1997) Albanian nun, leader, and Nobel Prize winner

Dec. 7 - 11 “Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you."  Dr. Steve Maraboli (1975–) internet radio commentator, motivational speaker and author

Dec. 14 - 23 Holiday wisdom

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." ~Mother Teresa

"To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own." ~Abraham Lincoln

Jan. 4 - 8 "When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate.” John Steinbeck (1902-1968) American author

Jan. 11 - 15 "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) American First Lady

Jan. 19 - 22 "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 25 - 29 "Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.”  African-American Proverb (thinkexist.com)

Feb. 1 - 5"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955, German physicist)

Feb. 8 - 12"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing." Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985, French artist)

Feb. 22 - 26 "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”    Colin Powell (1937 –    , American statesman, former Secretary of State, retired four-star general)

February 29 - March 4 

"Atticus, he was real nice"
"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." - Chapter 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee (1926 – 2016, American novelist, Pulitzer Prize recipient in 1961)

March 7 - 11

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”    E. E. Cummings (1894 – 1962, American poet, painter, essayist, novelist – a prominent voice for 20th century American literature)

March 15 - 18

“May you always be blessed with walls for the wind. A roof for the rain. A warm cup of tea by the fire. Laughter to cheer you. Those you love near you. And all that your heart might desire.”

– an Irish Blessing

March 21 - 24  “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from h0w you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

April 4 - 8 “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 1973, American, 36th President of the United States)

April 11 - 21 “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.”Nelson Mandela (1918- 2013, was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.)

May 3 - June 13 (THE FINAL DASA QUOTE)  “Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.” Marc Morial (1958 - , Louisiana, a politician and activist)