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“In an earthquake, the most dangerous place to be is in a tall building that is not flexible. Yet, one of the safest places is a tall building that has been stressed for earthquakes — – in other words, one that has a deep foundation and is flexible. So, too, over the coming years, large organizations that remain rigid will crumble and fall, while those that succeed in adding flexibility, teamwork and creativity to their cultures will thrive.”
“If you learn something from a defeat it isn`t a loss.”
“Problems disappear when we are willing to become flexible.”
“Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.”
-Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb
“Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.”
“Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.”
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
-Karen Kaiser Clark
“Chance favors the prepared mind.”
“The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong.”
“The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of adapting to every wind.”
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
“Flexibility in a stem makes a tree stand in storm. Flexibility in behavior makes a human win hearts.”
“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
“If the plan doesn’t work change the plan but never the goal.”
“Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.”
-James Russell Lowell
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
-John R. Wooden
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.