Profound Quotations can have Profound Impact

Nov 20, 2014

The profound words of another can have a profound impact on our lives.  JFK inspired a generation with, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

Host Charity Nebbe talks about the power of great quotations with Dick Peters, Professor Emeritus of Education at Cornell College.  He shares some of his favorite quotes and why he found them to be an effective teaching tool.  Author Lev Raphael also joins the conversation.  He recently wrote an article for Huffington Post about "4 Fake Quotes from Authors."  And, our listeners weighed in with some of their favorites.  Here's a sampling:

"In each man's heart there's a secret sorrow that the world knows nothing about." - actress/singer Lillian Roth

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for Humanity." - Horace Mann

"What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way? - H.G. Wells

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." - JFK

“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” - Aldo Leopold

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” - Helen KellerThe Open Door

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - E.M. Forster