Robert Fulghum

(Robert Lee Fulghum)

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All I really need to know... I learned in kindergarten. Life
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.
Any fool can make enough money to survive. It's another thing to keep yourself consistently entertained. It's a lot of work, and a lot of fun, to make a life. Life ;Money, Coins & Minting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Children are sent to school to be civilized, to learn to be part of the social enterprise.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Families, Children & Parenting
I believe in dancing.
I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind. Nature ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Inspiration
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Death
I don't think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out.
I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I talk about very serious human affairs but with a lightness of heart.
I think my writing is part of my ministry.
I wanted to be a citizen of the world but not in a superficial way.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone. New Years
It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber. Money, Coins & Minting
I've always made a clear distinction between making a life and making a living. Life
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test. Life ;Money, Coins & Minting
My goal now is to dance all the dances as long as I can, and then to sit down contented after the last elegant tango some sweet night and pass on because there wasn't another dance left in me.
My secret agenda is to convey my values to my kids.
No. I was an only child.
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them.
Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
The examined life is no picnic. Life
The winding down of summer puts me in a heavy philosophical mood.
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, 'What's it for?'
You are free to give life meaning, whatever meaning you want to give it. Life
You feel like an ant contemplating Chicago.