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National Women’s History Month

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide for myself.”

               – Emma Watson

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”      – Alice Walker

“A woman is like a teabag – only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” 

         – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I am an example of what is possible when girls, from the very beginning of their lives, are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” 

            – Michelle Obama

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”             – Tina Fey

“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” 

    – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Read Across America Day – March 2

“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” 

          – Abraham Lincoln

“Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.”               – Ben Okri

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

              – Joseph Addison

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”

                – Mary Schmich

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

                              – Cicero

“If you don’t like to read – you haven’t found the right book.”   

                   – J.K. Rowling

Quotes from Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)  born March 2, 1904

“Being crazy isn’t enough.”

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”

Harriet Tubman Day – March 10

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” 

           – Harriett Tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” 

           – Harriett Tubman

Pi Day – March 14

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”         – Albert Einstein

“Pi had its driver’s license revoked because it didn’t know when to stop.” 


“Pi – irrational, but well rounded.”               – Bill Nye

“Why should you never ask pi for advice? It will go on forever.”                – Giphy

“3.14 percent of sailors are pi-rates.”       – Unknown

St. Patrick’s Day 

 March 17

“May the best day of your past be the worse day of your future.” 

                  – Irish blessing

“May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load.”

                  – Irish blessing

“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.”

Nora Roberts

Spring Arrives 

 March 20

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”             – Jessica Harrelson

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”        

                  – Mark Twain

“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.”

                  – Doug Larson

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.”

 – Bishop Reginald Heber

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”       

                     – Mark Twain

Children’s Poetry Day – March 21

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”  

                      – T.S. Eliot

“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” 

   – Lawrence Ferlinghetti

National Goof-Off Day – March 22

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”    – Bertrand Russell

“Doing nothing is hard. How do you know when you’re done?” 


 Passover begins March 27 at sundown

“The seder nights tie me with centuries before me.” 

                – Ludwig Frank

“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the unalienable right of every human being.” 

                 – Morris Joseph

Doctor’s Day – March 30

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.”

                   – Hippocrates

“The awe of discovering the human body. The honor of being trusted to give advice. The gratitude for helping someone through a difficult illness. These things never grow old.”

         – Danielle Ofri, MD

“Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician.”

          – Martin H. Fischer

Music in our Schools Month

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”

– Gerald Ford

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”    – Plato

“Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.”

– Yo-Yo Ma

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