"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"<br />AUGUST 2005 | Motivating and Inspiring


August 31, 2005
" The more successfully we adjust in difficult times, the stronger we get."
Spencer Johnson, M.D. --- Submitted by Zach Hibbs --- Kentucky
My mom bought me a book called Who Moved my Cheese, this was a quote in the calendar. Change is one thing we can't stop and learning to deal with it has brought me from an elementary education degree to teaching high school algebra!August 31, 2005
" The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't."
Henry Ward BeecherAugust 31, 2005
" The purpose of education is to make the choices clear to people, not to make the choices for people."
Peter McWilliams

August 29, 2005
" All professions can boast but the teacher taught them all."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Maxwell Ntiri --- Koforidua, GhanaAugust 29, 2005
" When you reach a point in your life when you have to question the magic of creation, and all the world seems against you, remember: we do not live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions... it is up to you to decide, to which world you belong."
Written in 2005 by Justin S., Age 15 --- IndianaAugust 29, 2005
" Even a bad man is better than a good book."
Maxim Gorky --- Submitted by Vinoy Kumar --- Kerala, India
This line is from letters of Gorky to Leo Tolstoy - it upholds humanity and its spirit.August 24, 2005
" The most important thing about education is appetite."
Winston ChurchillAugust 24, 2005
" We cannot learn without pain."
AristotleAugust 24, 2005
" The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others."
Tryon EdwardsAugust 22, 2005
" I will forever remember my amazing teachers, just as much as the bad ones."
Amanda --- Submitted by J.R., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
I am a dancer. My dancer teacher told me this one day when I was having trouble with another teacher. She taught me that no matter how much I may dislike one teacher, I need to put as much love towards someone whom I like (which was her). She helped me to express myself within a positive environment!August 22, 2005
" Why should we carry three types of worries on our shoulders: What happened, what is happening and what will happen? Worry about the present only!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shiben Raina --- Rajasthan, IndiaAugust 22, 2005
" One should learn how to do a right thing before someone else advises you to do it."
Written in 2005 by Arinaitwe Ranger (Uganda)August 17, 2005
" Don't get mad; get better."
Cindy Bristow --- Submitted by Tiffanie H. --- Texas
I am a dancer and whenever I feel upset, because I think I'm inadequate, I just remind myself that I need to work harder in order to achieve the greatness I desire, because nothing is impossible!August 17, 2005
" There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learned a very, very small part of what it can do."
Isaac Bashevis SingerAugust 17, 2005
" When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't."
Thomas EdisonAugust 15, 2005
" The man who never made a mistake, never made anything."
My Grandmother's words --- Submitted by Liz Darbey, North Wales, U.KAugust 15, 2005
" The space around the thought is just as important as that inside the bubble."
Copyright © 2005 Lucy Cook
As a student studying Graphic Design, everything has to be taken into account, and the final idea isn't always the best. I thought about this quote when in bed trying to design a card with 'thought' involved in the design somehow.August 15, 2005
" Success is not a matter of luck or genius. Success is the outcome of adequate preparation and indomitable determination."
Alcott --- Submitted by Mathi S., Age 15 --- Tamilnadu, India
It motivates young learners who feel studies are a burden.August 10, 2005
" If a million people believe in a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pritchard Ncube --- Midlands, ZimbabweAugust 10, 2005
" To live life with no regrets is to understand the process of learning."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.C. --- Nova Scotia, CanadaAugust 10, 2005
" If you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it."
Oprah Winfrey --- Submitted by D. Aaron --- Texas
This was in a supplement to the O (Oprah magazine) magazine - The Best of Oprah's -- What I Know For Sure. The quote comes from her February 2001 issue.August 8, 2005
Everything I Needed to Know

Everything I needed to know,
I did not learn in Kindergarten.
Everything I needed to know,
I DID learn in first grade.
Everything I needed to know,
And some things I didn't,
My students taught me,
When we shared first grade.
Copyright © 2005 Debi Landrum (First Grade Teacher)
It is so amazing how trusting and loving first graders are. If you gain that trust, you will learn so much about the world, real and imagined. You learn more about their families than I know the family wants shared. First Grade is the BEST!!!August 8, 2005
" Whatever the result may be, the one who sincerely tries with all the best efforts that he can input, will never be disappointed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hari Prasad M. --- Karnataka, IndiaAugust 8, 2005
" If you don't get at it, it won't get done."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.W. Colbert --- OhioAugust 3, 2005
" There may always be someone smarter and wiser than you, but if you believe in yourself and try hard, no one could ever achieve as much as you."
Written in 2005 by Courtney S., Age 14 --- Tennessee
Believe and think you can do it, and you WILL do it.August 3, 2005
" Every education has difficulty. As the education gets higher, the difficulty gets harder and becomes a challenge. Every subsequent challenge brings enjoyment. Try to imagine enjoying your studies. This makes studies easier."
Copyright © 2005 Lee Chan Chean
I am progressing in High School and soon I will progress with Pre-U studies. The public test in my country is STPM. I know STPM is harder than A-Level. I am getting excited. I will carry on with STPM. I love this challenge. If I overcome it, for sure I will be very proud of myself.August 3, 2005
" Excellence doesn't just happen; it's a decision you make every day."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alicia K., Age 13 --- Lancashire, United KingdomAugust 1, 2005
" Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself."
Rod SerlingAugust 1, 2005
" You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."
Jim StovallAugust 1, 2005
" The classroom - not the trench - is the frontier of freedom now and forevermore."
Lyndon B. Johnson


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