I'm going to be teaching 4th grade at a Christian school next year. Although I am a public school proponent, since I have retired, I am just helping out where I can. I will be teaching American history, science, bible, and spelling. For my American history classes, I want them to have the opportunity to accrue some bonus points by memorizing and reciting inspirational and/or famous quotes by important Americans. I used to have a list years ago, but I lost it. :BangHead: :BangHead: Would some of you please contribute some quotes by famous or even not-so-famous Americans to add to the list I am now starting over with? Here is what I am looking for. uplifting quotes (not necessarily religious) represented by all Americans (men and women, all races, all walks of life) quotes that can be turned into a history lesson quotes that will challenge young students to be better Americans brief enough for a child to memorize interesting, unique, comical, somber, .......anything with great meaning But most importantly.....quotes that will cause them to think and ask "why?" or "what does that mean?" Thanks in advance. I'm starting my list right now.