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Got a good quote for physical therapists?

Asked by wildpotato (15140points) September 8th, 2009

Apparently being a philosophy student means that people get to ask you to pull quotes out of thin air. I’ve been charged with thinking of something worthy of the motivational whiteboard at work, and I’m brain-dead tonight. Any suggestions? The quote doesn’t have to fit the themes of physical therapy and motivation more than vaguely – the one we have up there now is “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”—Henri Bergson

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Buttonstc's avatar

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Buttonstc's avatar

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

Or the humorous corollary:

If at first you don’t succeed, quit while you’re a head.

drdoombot's avatar

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. -John Locke, philosopher (1632–1704)

YARNLADY's avatar

Before Physical Therapy I was a pain in the butt.

Buttonstc's avatar

To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
Samuel Johnson

evegrimm's avatar

I really like quotes, and collect them. Here are some I like:

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
-Oscar Wilde


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
-Leo Tolstoy

This one is great (but perhaps better suited to a guidance counselor’s office):

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
-Harold Whitman


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Helpful? y/n?

Buttonstc's avatar

Hold fast to dreams,

For if dreams die,

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

mcbealer's avatar

“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road, and when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbough County. And I figured since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did – I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason, I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around and just keep on going. And when I got to another ocean, I figured since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back and keep right on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.” – Forrest Gump

pathfinder's avatar

Try Hypno therapy.This kinde of therapy start to get knew among a publik in UK.I thing it could refresh the brain.

Bluefreedom's avatar

“To err is human but to blame someone else shows management potential.”

SheWasAll_'s avatar

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Muhammad Ali

gailcalled's avatar

“Feeling Groovy.”
“Someone rubbing you the wrong way?”
“My achy-breaky back.”
“Pain?” accompagnied by Elton John

LuckyGuy's avatar

No pain; No gain.

Adagio's avatar

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance Japanese Proverb

A human being is like all other human beings; like some human beings; like no other human being Anonymous

wildpotato's avatar

We ended up going with evegrimm’s Harold Whitman quote, everyone likes it. Thanks everybody!

evegrimm's avatar

@wildpotato, aww, thanks!

I love being useful! <dances>

Adagio's avatar

Is there any prize for @evegrimm? What about runners-up? Are there any runners-up?

By the way, CONGRATULATIONS @evegrimm!

wildpotato's avatar

@Adagio I’ll nominate button for pithiness, drdoombot for pertinence (I personally like that one very much), mcbealer for the flashback, bluefreedom for the chuckle, and you for thinking outside the box :)

Cruiser's avatar

“Does it hurt when I do THIS?”

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