These come from "The New Quotable Woman," a palmsized book my dad bought and gave me on the spur of the moment in New Hampshire ...
"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired." -- Mother Teresa
(This quote sums up my usual approach to romantic plots and subplots. The heart does not need to shout when close enough to whisper.)
"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child." -- Maria Montessori (Italian educator, and inventor of the Montessori method)
"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the differene between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second is disastrous." -- Margot Fonteyn (British ballet dancer)