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Here We Stand: 600 Inspiring Messages from the World's Best Commencement Addresses
     

Here We Stand: 600 Inspiring Messages from the World's Best Commencement Addresses

by Randy Howe
 

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For anyone about to embark on the next phase of life, Here We Stand is a unique and inspiring collection of more than 600 quotes drawn from commencement speeches past and recent—by a whole range of very important people including political leaders, actors and actresses, authors, scientists, teachers and professors, philanthropists, artists, military

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For anyone about to embark on the next phase of life, Here We Stand is a unique and inspiring collection of more than 600 quotes drawn from commencement speeches past and recent—by a whole range of very important people including political leaders, actors and actresses, authors, scientists, teachers and professors, philanthropists, artists, military leaders, and activists. The topics include:

Seizing the day

Finding yourself

Traveling the world

Goal setting

Furthering your education and applying what you've learned

Recognizing the importance of friendship and family

Appreciating what you already have and what you can do for others

Dealing with life outside the classroom walls

Contributing to the global good

Maintaining a positive attitude

Editorial Reviews

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"It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the color of the azaleas, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the color of our kid's eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live." —Anna Quindlen "Think hard about who you marry. It's the most important decision you will ever make. Devote yourself to your kids. Nothing else is guaranteed to make you happy." —David Brooks "Move to, or experience, a foreign country as early as you can in your career if you have not already. Go to China, to Southeast Asia, to North Africa, or to India. That is where the future is." David L. Calhoun "My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you're going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them!" —Dr. Ruth Westheimer "The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more to me than any qualification I ever earned." —J.K. Rowling

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599217635
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
987,237
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Randy Howe lives in Madison, Connecticut with his wife and two children. He is a special education teacher in New Haven and has written 20 books, including A+ Educators, The Quotable Teacher, First Year Teacher, and Teacher Haiku.

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