Inspirational Thoughts

8671"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire."

—William B. Yates

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

—Margaret Mead

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart."

—Helen Keller

"The giving of love is an education in itself."

—Eleanor Roosevelt

"Each and every child has special needs that must be met every day."

—Alexa Posny

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."

—Lady Bird Johnson

"It is not what you do for children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings."

—Ann Landers

 "I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life"

—Tony Attwood

"It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential."  

—Hans Asperger

"Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me. It may be true that I'm not good at eye contact or conversation, but have you noticed that I don't lie, cheat at games, tattle on my classmates or pass judgment on other people? Also true that I probably won't be the next Michael Jordan. But with my attention to fine detail and capacity for extraordinary focus, I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh."

—Ellen Notbohm, author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

"Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater."

—Albert Einstein

"Recognizing and respecting differences in others, and treating everyone like you want them to treat you, will help make our world a better place for everyone. Care... be your best. You don't have to be handicapped to be different. Everyone is different!"

Kimputer, Kim Peek, inspiration for Rain Man

"I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin."

—Jerry Newport, author of Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

"The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears."

—Ellen Goodman

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much."

—Mother Teresa