Elder Quotes


From Mary Lou Cook

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
                  – Ghandi

Live in joy–even though you have all the facts.
                  – Jane Goodall

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
                  – Albert Einstein

Words from our Treasures

My aim is to strive for understanding.
                  – John Hightower, journalist

You look inside. You experiment. You explore. You do things that are different.
                  – Alan Houser, sculptor and painter

Show friendship, show respect, and be helpful.
                  – Bill Aragon, good neighbor

I don't argue with people. I just let them be wrong.
                  – Clementine Ponce, Girl Scout executive, hotel manager

In order to see what is really around us, we must learn to look without judgment.
                  – John B. Jackson, geographer, teacher, writer

Whatever you do, do it with your whole heart.
                  – Faith Meem, civic advocate

My main asset has always been my curiosity.
                  – William Lumpkins, architect, solar pioneer, artist

The pueblo way is: you don't live for yourself, you live for others.
                  –Alfonso Ortiz, activist anthropologist

When I see a need, I take care of it.
                  – Jay Scherer, healer and teacher

Have good work to do, and a brisk walk to it.
                  – Delfinio Lujan, merchant, herbalist

Don't be afraid to try out new things and have new experiences.
                  – Cornelia Hull, community activist, volunteer