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World Habitat Day – October 2

“World Habitat Day calls on us to reflect on our towns, cities and the basic right of all to have adequate shelter. It serves as a reminder that we can shape the future of the place we live in. The day came into existence with a resolution by the UN General Assembly in 1985.”
– News18

 “Housing is a human right. There can be no fairness or justice in a society in which some live in homelessness, or in the shadow of that risk, while others cannot even imagine it.” 
– Jordan Flaherty

Peanuts comic strip first published – October 2, 1950

“Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.”
– Linus van Pelt

“Ugh! I’ve been kissed by a dog! I have dog germs! Get hot water! Get disinfectant!”
– Lucy van Pelt

“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”
– Charlie Brown

“Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There’s so little hope for advancement.”
– Snoopy

World Teacher Day – October 5

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”
– Colleen Wilcox

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”
– Alexandra K. Trenfor

“Our fingertips don’t fade from the lives we touch.”
– Judy Blume

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”
– Lily Tomlin

Indigenous Peoples Day – October 9

“Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.”
– Tecumseh

“Our history is a living history, that has throbbed, withstood and survived many centuries of sacrifice. Now it comes forward again with strength. The seeds, dormant for such a long time, break out today with some uncertainty, although they germinate in a world that is at present characterized by confusion and uncertainty.”
–Rigoberta Menchú Tum

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”
– Dakota wisdom

“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.”
– Apache wisdom

Eleanor Roosevelt born October 11, 1884

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

National Poetry Day – October 12

“Poetry is thoughts that breathe and words that burn.”
– Thomas Gray

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
– W.H. Auden

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”
– Plutarch

Farmer’s Day – October 12

“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.”
– Wendell Berry

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If you ate today, thank a farmer.”
– Freshquotes

Dictionary Day – October 16

“Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.”

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Black Poetry Day – October 17

“There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
– Amanda Gorman

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou

Halloween – October 31

“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”
– Steve Almond

“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.”
– Unknown

National Dessert Month

“I’m gonna lose weight. I’m gonna exercise every day. I’m gonna go on a diet and stick to it…Is that cake?”

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”
– Erma Bombeck

“Birthdays are nature’s way of feeding us cake.”
– Unknown

Adopt a Shelter Animal Month

“Love is a hop, skip and an animal shelter away.”
– Unknown

“All is paws-able when you rescue a dog (or cat).”

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