Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.

It is my personal approach that creates the climate.

It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.

In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.

If we treat people as they are we make them worse.

If we treat them as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

-Goethe

15 comments:

Lynn said...

This is a great quote. It's given me a lot to think about.

Hannah said...

Hi, new here. :)
Great message, our attitudes are indeed very powerful. :)

Hannah said...

Hi, new here. :)
Great message, our attitudes are indeed very powerful. :)

Hannah said...

Hi, new here. :)
Great message, our attitudes are indeed very powerful. :)

Karen said...

Delurking to say....I love this quote. Seems we are all divine creatices (sp?) And I love your blog.

Bernard said...

Hi This is Bernard & I'm new to this site. On the 4th I was trying to remember this quote, which I had used years ago when training Primary School Teachers. Thank you and Google for finding it for me. God Bless You

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