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Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Favorite Quote

Years ago, I had the very last sentence written in the margin of my scriptures. Those scriptures ended up getting lost--it's a very long story.

Tonight, the Warden shared this with me. I LOVE it! Funny thing is, he shared it with me without even realizing it had been just the thing we'd been talking about a few minutes earlier. It tied in PERFECTLY!


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“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2 comments:

lia london, author and writing coach said...

Yep, that's a good one! :)

LeAnn said...

Wow, that is an awesome quote; thank you!
Blessings!

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